"It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it."
-Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)
Go ahead and carry that four-leaf clover, or pick up that lucky penny- it couldn't hurt! But meanwhile, we need to take the necessary steps to create our own opportunities. By being opening to what presents itself, we become lucky - we recognize when the universe is working to help us realize our goals, and we go along with that plan.