“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca
Do you believe in luck? Do you think somebody are lucky and others are not? Do you think you are lucky? If you do, FORGET IT. There is no such thing as luck. There are opportunities, and decisions that lead us to favorable situations that some people interpret as Luck. Now let me be clear, I do believe in blessings, I’m strong in my personal convictions that there are things that happen that can only be credited to God. But, outside of that every step we take, every work we speak, every decision we make, every error we make, every accomplishment we have all lead to the opportunity to seize our goals. Luck is not a factor. When you get something you want in life, outside of miracles credited to God make sure you pat yourself on the back. You did not win that competition by luck, you did not get that promotion by luck, you did not get that raise by luck, you did not get that sale by luck. Something you did, or the lack of something that someone else did presented the opportunity for you to find your SUCCESS. Nothing else is a factor, we are the rulers of our own personal domain. Our day begins and ends on the steps we take each day.
Let me be clear, this is not to belittle people who believe in luck. I would not try to dissuade you if the belief in luck motivates you. However, I think its more a debilitating word than a motivating word. People who place too much trust in Luck often ignore opportunities to reach their goals because they are waiting for the magical luck to come by and place their accomplishments on a silver platter. It simply does not work that way, as they say “Time waits for no man” and you have to take relevant action to reach your goals. One of my favorite quotes states “Success is not something that people achieve by chance or because luck was on their side. It involves hard work, effort and planning. you have to set a goal and then follow it up with relevant action.”
So I ask again? Are you Lucky? I hope not, because when you control your outcome from inception to realization it will be exactly the way you designed it , if not better.
Be GREAT at what you do today!