Every now and then, you have a week or two in your life where you wonder when things are going to start going right. Sometimes fate is out of our hands, but usually we can make a few changes to get things running smoothly again. Life is all about balance - if it were amazing all the time, you wouldn’t appreciate the brilliant moments.

The next time you're feeling a little down on your luck, gain some encouragement from the five mantras and tips below, focusing on how to get good luck in your life.

' Luck is believing you’re lucky ' – Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams, the renowned American playwright, once said that to be lucky, you’ve got to believe it. Is your glass half full ? Then you’re already half way there. Being an optimist with positive thoughts can be beneficial. Don’t doubt yourself - having a little more confidence in your ability can get you a long way.

' The harder I practice, the luckier I get ' – Gary Player

Legendary golfer Gary Player famously responded, 'The harder I practice, the luckier I get', when he was asked what he owed his success to. So, no matter what you’re doing in life at the moment, working that little bit harder can mean you’ll reap the benefits. If you don’t like something, change it. If you do like something, work hard to make it even better and if you want to do something different then get into your positive mindset and go for it.

' You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from ' – Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy wrote the well-known novel, No Country for Old Men. His quote - 'You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from,' – is one to remember. What McCarthy means is that things could always be a lot worse! This all comes back down to positive thinking but in a slightly different light. When you have tough times, you can make a lot of difference by the way that you deal with bad luck. Always remember to count your blessings and be grateful, for all of the good things that you do have, a home, family, and friends, whatever it may be.

' I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often .' – Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is a public speaker who motivates people to move out of their comfort zones and achieve their goals. Say yes to more opportunities and create your own luck that way. The power of positive thinking means if you take the chances, show up to the parties and really go for it with your life then you will be rewarded with more luck in the long run.

' It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned .' Frank A. Clark

Frank Clark was an American politician who believed in making his own luck. With your positive thinking and hard work you will not only find luck but you will feel like you’ve earned it. Keep your curiosity bubbling away, reach for the opportunities, trust your gut instinct and live your life to the full, and you will find your luck just keeps on getting better.