I like Derren Brown, he has a great way of getting you to believe something, without you having a clue how you started believing it.
He has a new series on Channel 4 currently, called experiments and every episode has been quite incredible, but the one last week on Luck in a British town Todmorden, was really fascinating.
A whole town started to believe that a dog statue in the park was lucky, and that by touching it’s head you would be lucky. It started by getting a reporter to go around town asking people what they knew about this lucky dog. This continued in selecting a few of the inhabitants to take part and follow them around their every day lives, plus setting up a few pre-prepared lucky events, to help people believe even further in the concept of luck.
The amazing thing was that more and more people started to believe that they were lucky and started attracting luck in their lives for real, so much so that even Derren Brown had not expected this outcome.
They even started believing that the lucky dog phenomena had been going on for years, whereas the experiment had only been going on for a few months.
More and more people reported on the luck they had received after touching the statue. But there was one guy, the local butcher, who just would not see the opportunities that were presented to him. It had a magical ending, but to find that out you will need to see the episode, hurry its still available on 4OD.
Here are a few questions for you.
How many opportunities have you ignored or not noticed that could have resulted in you being lucky in life?
Do you have a ‘belief’ that things will go wrong for you or do you believe that things will go right?
Do you need a physical thing that you can touch to help you believe that you’re lucky?
We have nominated our wooden pig (see below) in the house that has become our ‘Lucky Pig’. We will keep you posted and let you know how our luck is changing!