The headline may strike you as harsh and blunt, but unfortunately, it’s true. If you spend your life hoping to get lucky in order to achieve success or happiness you’re setting yourself up for the complete opposite.

As the writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

But what about good fortune?

Luckily (see what we did there?) the above is only true for a very narrow definition of luck, the one that reads: Good fortune that happens unexpectedly and without reason, completely by chance and without any effort on the side of the lucky.

Good fortune can be earned and even expected, and there are also many ways you can make yourself more susceptible to good things happening.

The first is, of course, to visualize positive events. Writing over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle described the process this way: “First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends: wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”

Visualization is not magic. You can’t simply visualize a mansion, a sports car and a million dollars in the bank, sit back and wait for stuff to pop into existence. But you can visualize how to run your business successfully or how to get a promotion, as long as you also do some work towards these goals.

Make success a habit

If you are used to the feeling of being successful, your brain will encourage you to use the same behaviors, again and again, to maintain your environment because it feels nice and comfortable. You will act successful, and feel successful, and recognize circumstances and activities that will make you successful.

Your brain and character will try to model your environment into a pattern you recognize and thrive within. Being successful is often quite a hard habit to break.

This seems really simple, but is it? Being successful is a habit. But the acts and practices of habituation follow a distinctive neural process. The process is complex, and draws on a set of environmental experiences, learned behaviors and practices that promote the modeling of your environment to remain familiar, or re-creating that familiarity.

Sometimes it’s a matter of others’ perception as well. If someone behaves in a manner typical of the successful, people will react to them as if, and treat them as if, they are successful.

But how? Where do I start?

You’re in the right place. Synctuition is the perfect program to help you visualize success and change your ‘luck’.

By achieving a deep meditative state we can reinforce certain behaviors in ourselves. When you isolate the behaviors that help you achieve success, it becomes easier to replicate them.

In addition, by strengthening your intuition you will make better decisions in all areas of your life, and you will be able to recognize opportunities on a gut feeling level. You will have fewer regrets about missed opportunities because you will learn to recognize a great opportunity when you see it. You will definitely start feeling ‘luckier’ but you will know that you have created this for yourself, like a true winner.

Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is an opportunity and what isn’t. – Lucille Ball