Expect the Best

Expect the Best

“How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.” – Psalm 139:17,18 Yesterday, I introduced the concept of “luck studies” and told you about Richard Weismann, who conducted several clinical investigations to determine if there is anything to the concept of “luck” and whether or not it’s purely coincidental. Today, I want to share with you one of his most fascinating analyses.  In the famous “newspaper study,” individuals comprising two separate groups of people were given a newspaper and told to find out how many pictures were in the periodical from cover to cover. The catch, however, was on the second page, where there was a little “cheat sheet” that in bold writing said, “There are 32 pictures in this newspaper.” Mr. Weismann’s goal was

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