Thanks to Mary for sharing this wonderful piece of 'research'! It sounds vaguely familiar - I must have surely read it before, but this time I'm capturing it in this post.
"My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good." - Richard Wiseman describing the attributes of lucky people