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Is Bad Luck A State Of Mind?
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Is Bad Luck A State Of Mind?

Is there really such a thing as luck? Do you believe in luck when something extremely good or bad happens without yours knowing of having induced it? Is bad luck a state of mind? I really am not sure. Some events have prompted me to think luck really does exist but at other times, I think 'bad luck' is really a state of mind.

Just yesterday morning, I attended an interview for a job I really wanted in a company I've dreamt of working for. Given my experience in the line of the job they advertised, I felt 75% confidence of getting the job. I was sure that my skills and my 7 years experience in the field would definitely give me an edge over the other fresh graduate applicants. However, I was given a rigorous written test by the interviewer which took me 3 hours to complete. Having done the best I could, I waited for the interviewer to go through the answers.

Guess what she said? She said I did not manage to get the minimum score to be a suitable candidate for the post. I was devastated at the news as I know I haven't got a lot of time to get a job as my family needs my support quick. Was it bad luck that caused me to fail or was it my worries that influenced my results? I'd say in this case, it was definitely my state of mind which subconsciously caused me to perform less than I expected.

Accepting the news the best way I could, I left the company with no thought except getting home to rest and continue looking for jobs. I walked out and there weren't any taxis in sight! I walked 45 minutes to the nearest bus stop and when I was 10 metres away from the bus stop, I saw my bus pulling away. I had to wait 30 minutes for the next bus and when I got on the bus, the driver turned out to be an incompetent one. He sped and braked suddenly causing many of us standing passengers to nearly fall over. I also nearly threw up from the jerky movements of the bus.

Bad luck? I recognized it immediately. The only good thing that happened during the whole day yesterday was when I saw a stray dog wagging its tail when it saw me. It was friendly and I felt really relieved I didn't meet a pack of wild strays (I've been chased by them before at the same spot) there on the road. It was the one thing that happened that told me not everything that happened was bad.

So is bad luck a state of mind? I am not sure but I certainly believe in tiny good things that happen can help ease the pain of meeting 'bad luck' that comes in droves. Wish me luck at finding a good job soon. Thank you!


Street Talk

I'm sorry you had such a rough day. I can understand how disappointing it must have been. I wonder what positive things were happening all around you that you didn't see? It can't be possible that the whole city was having a bad day, can it??

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  about 8 years ago
  

Positive things are around but perhaps it wasn't my day. I'm quite alright though, I'm staying positive and my husband is great at keeping my hopes up. And you all from StreetArticles are great source of strength and hope too. Thanks Heather!

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  about 8 years ago

You should't pay attention to bad events. Just tell yourself that it happened and let it go, and go further expecting good things. Sometimes, bad things anticipate good things. Think about that: you have been rejected by this company just to find another job opportunity much better than this one...

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  about 8 years ago
  

Yeah I know. I was just analysing the events but I've looked forward to better opportunities. Thanks for the comment!

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  about 8 years ago

i totally agree with you. Life can be pretty hard sometimes but you have to focus on the good parts. Don't let the @bad luck' bring you down. Prelonged thoughts on somethings will bring them into life so make sure you TRY to keep a positive mindset! :) have a great day!

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thank you so much, A Secret For You. Yes, I'm determined to stay positive throughout the tough times because they can't possibly last forever. Have a great weekend!

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  about 8 years ago
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