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Stepping outside your comfort zone caused the issues. Solution: Step outside it again.

Each time you push yourself into a fear zone (if even a tiny bit) you begin to see a different perspective. That will not only show you the path to take, but make you a stronger and, eventually, happier person.

That's not to say regrets will vanish. Hold tightly to what's special - even if it's now a memory. The journey will be lonely without them.

Anyway, that's what works for me. Good luck.
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There's no such thing as good luck or bad luck. Everything happens for a reason, it's just that an amount of these things that we cannot process ourselves are attributed to something like 'luck' but in reality it's a domino effect of cause and effect or as a result of what you do or don't do, basically not acting means that life can walk over you like a doormat.

You learned that taking no action does not lead you to the results at where you want to be at in life.

In other words, you have to be like the captain of a ship and steer your boat to a goal of success in life. Which is easier said then done, but with the energy that you have, you have to process your life in such a way that you get a satisfactory outcome.

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I've had many things happen that seemed like bad luck in the past 2 years. Some of it was just my change in perception making usual life seem bad, some of it was stupid obligations being forced on me. The whole time it's been a period of change, and that's generally where bad things tend to focus. When there's a routine we're content with things are less likely to change and turn bad. It's when we're lost and unsure that bad things tend to happen and really change seems to require that. At the moment I feel like the only way to get out of it for real is to finish that change and again gain somekind of clarity in life.
In your case I'm sure there's a reason you reached that breaking point, doubt it's entirely random. Bad things tend to follow other bad things. What started that chain could hold some insight into getting out of it.
Hope you find some answers soon.
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Don't put yourself in situations where you have increased risk. People I know who experience these long bouts of bad luck usually expose themselves to risks, which then materialize and they blame it on luck.
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Have never suffered of that but i'd just try to stop positive and optimist in front of any situation to take right future decisions.
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I just try to learn from my mistakes and make sure I don't do it again. As long as I tried my best, then I'm ok with it.
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I tell rngesus that if I get one more bad drop, I'm going up there and kicking his butt personally.
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"I think my generation, as well as the younger generation, lacks imagination.

You know that a great many students commit suicide.

I think they’re unable to imagine a happy future.

To put it more bluntly, they look at their mothers and fathers, who should be motivating them for their future, and they can’t imagine they will grow up to be happy.

The grownups they communicate with are their parents, their teachers and the like.

But looking at them, they can never be convinced that their future will be happy.

I don’t think that’s because of their parents, but because of their lack of imagination.

That may apply to me, too, though. I’m not so sure if I can portray this very well toward the audience, but…

Through this, you may be able to imagine a happy future,

or through this, you might be able to go on living happily. Or…

These are the sorts of things I wish to portray."

- Kunihiko Ikuhara

Not saying that you're suicidal or anything, but if the present doesn't suit you, focus on the future. The "live in the present" sentiment is nice but sometimes the present really isn't all that nice, sometimes the present is so painful it swallows us up. If your luck is always down then try to look forward, and take the future into your hands as best you can. If you need a place to vent hon you can always pm me ^.^
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Longest chain of horrible luck was 1980 - 1987. I would love to relive my thirties as that decade of living was a total waste. Arab Oil Embargo and inflation killed my business late '70's. Trucking was in a free fall. Worked horrible jobs 1981 - 1983. Reinvented myself with another vocation outside of owning and driving 18-wheelers via college by working part-time, attending night classes. Almost left school for driving charter buses (pay was great, fun, but too seasonal), considered Greyhound when they were hiring but bus biz was also in free fall account deregulation and recession-like business atmosphere mid- to latter '80's. Completed degree program, got hired as CAD drafter 1987. Things were looking up.

Started dating for first time since undergrad college graduation 17 years previous. Very, very hard; uphill learning curve; did not give up though many times I wanted to. Did finally meet someone: divorced, child grown, had a Master's in Child Psychology, wrote poetry, practically same age. Honestly, I thought I had met my wife. Not to be, someone else touched her soul. Dumped. Losing her hit me hard. Lost computer job account failing work record, internal sorrow from relationship loss not reconciled 1988. Interesting: dated many people, met a lot of really nice, smart, attractive women over time and had learned to accept rejection as not all relationship(s) work out in the interim. Then I met this lady and we hit it off. Losing her really, really, really hurt.

Took awhile to find work. Getting fired carries a stigma (wouldn't quit, kept thinking I could recover). Moved on. Went back to trucking; driving someone else's 1989.

This was the longest stretch of crap luck. Hope all of you fare better as you age.
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Uh, I'm not sure. my luck has been so slim as of late, i've just accepted it as it potentially being my every day life. i just stare off into the distance like it's the camera from the Office and try to keep truckin', I guess.
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Nothing I really can do tbh
This year has been my worst year so far and I'm hoping 2017 will be better
I just go with the flow tbh, if something has already happened then I can't really change it can I?
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