A string of adverse fortune can lead you to believe you or an organization you care about is cursed. How do you alter a hard-luck period?

Many people don’t buy the concept of curses. But many do, especially those who seem to go through extraordinarily long strings of adverse fortune.

Take the Chicago Cubs and their fans. Many believe they existed under the “Curse of the Billy Goat” for decades. The misfortune supposedly originated in 1945 when local tavern owner William Sianis brought his pet goat to game four of the World Series. After fans complained about the…