A terrific article
Richard Wiseman is a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire. His book is The Luck Factor (Century).
"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."
Go to http://ow.ly/18pSD to read the complete article. It's worth the time.