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Is It Better to be Lucky Than Smart?

February 10, 2016

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I’ve heard this saying many times and it never fails to get my attention. Who is lucky? Well, let’s take a look at an incredible example that I happened to run across last year.

A 103-YEAR-OLD JUST HIT A HOLE-IN-ONE!

When I first heard this news on TV my first reaction was that I heard wrong. Later, I came across an article by Tom Balog in the Sarasota Herald Tribune and lo and behold! I had heard everything correctly.

HE’S HAD A LIFETIME OF INCREDIBLE LUCK

Gus Andreone, is a former PGA teaching pro who has lived in Palm-Aire since 1988. On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 he scored a hole-in-one (his eighth) at the Palm-Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Florida. This was 75 years after he hit his first one. But there’s more to this story.

This 103-year-old is still swinging. Go Gus!

Andreone won the Pennsylvania State Lottery in 1983, two Florida Fantasy Five lotteries, an automobile at a raffle in the sixties and a case of soda pop and bananas as a boy in the late twenties.

When interviewed he said, “Naturally I feel great about this. To have a hole-in-one at my age is pretty special because I have a difficult time keeping my balance. I wobble up to the tee, straighten up and get my balance before I hit the ball to make sure I don’t fall down when I’m swinging.”

His “junior” golf partners (sixty-plus) went ballistic when they witnessed this incredible feat. “Gus raised his hands over his head. He didn’t leave the ground – but the rest of us sure did,” said one. “We were jumping!”

SOME FOLKS DO HAVE ALL THE LUCK

A piece in Fast Company magazine How to Make Your Own Luck by Dan Pink, reviews a book by Richard Wiseman, the head of a psychology research department at the University of Hertfordshire in England. In an interview with the affable professor at a café overlooking London’s Hyde Park they discuss both the book, The Luck Factor: Changing Your Luck, Changing Your Life and what makes a person lucky. Here are a few salient points from their discussion:

  • Do people make their own luck? Yes, they do. You may say, “Fifty percent of my life is due to chance events.” No, it’s not. Maybe 10% is. That other 40% that you think you’re having no influence over at all is actually defined by the way you think.
  • Do lucky people think differently from unlucky? Yes, they’re open to new experiences. Unlucky people are stuck in routines. When they see something new, they want no part of it.
  • How do lucky people’s minds differ from unlucky ones? They practice “counterfactual thinking”. Unlucky people say, “I can’t believe I’ve been in another car accident.” Lucky people go, “Yes, I had a car accident, but I wasn’t killed.”

WANNA GET LUCKY? HERE’S A CHECKLIST

  1. Maximize chance opportunities by building a strong network and adopting a relaxed attitude to life
  2. Listen to your lucky hunches: heed your intuition and gut feelings
  3. Expect good fortune and over time that expectation will become a self-fulfilling prophecy
  4. Turn bad luck into good and use psychological techniques to handle ill fortune that comes your way

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Time to bookmark ADEA on his computer and start hinting.  

Shaun Nelson-Henrick



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