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Is James Bond Lucky on a Mission?

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Your darn right he is. Witness how he is saved by Domino's spear gun in the final moments of "Thunderball" for example. Luck seems to be with Bond always, as he lucks into information that he needs for success. He doesn't count on luck and has his share of bad luck, but when good luck comes he uses it to his advantage. Having Bond's good luck on a mission is more important than having Bond's luck in the casinos. Having good luck in the casino is only to further your entertainment. It's more important to have good luck on a mission that will expand your lifestyle and that of your loved ones. Here's probably the best historical example of good luck: In 1281 Mongol troops under the command of Kublai Kan attacked Japan with 4,400 of ships. But before they reached the shore a giant hurricane struck, sinking 4,000 ships and drowning 100,000 Chinese troops, making it the largest sea disaster in history. The Japanese, who were never attacked again, named this storm "Kamikaze" ("God's wind", later used for WW2 suicide bombers.) I imagine the Japanese General standing on the shore, seeing the enemy ships sink, turning to his army and saying, "Well men, sometimes the best plan is to have a little luck." This is my favorite true story of incredible good luck. I remember it every time some good luck happens to me and repeat the General's "Good luck plan" line to myself or whoever happens to be there at the time. Research shows that people who are always lucky expect to have good luck. You too, should have a relationship with good luck. Never say things like, "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all." Say things like, "I'm always lucky." Basicly, when good luck comes to you, see it clearly, appreciate it, remember it, and feel that more is coming. But when you get a bad break, shake it off, make a "damage control" plan, and then take action. Remember the rich businessman Willard White who was kidnapped and then rescued by James Bond in "Diamonds Are Forever"? The first thing he asks is, "What's happened to me and what can I do about it?" This is the mind set to be in when you experience bad luck. Don't get into the downward mental spiral of defeat. So expect to be lucky like Bond and remember the slogan: "The harder I work the luckier I get."


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