We quite often hear the phrase ‘Hey you are very lucky to get that break’ and ‘You are very lucky to achieve that success’ etc. Is there really such a thing as good luck? You probably can agree that some people have more good things happen to them? Let’s just call that luck.
We all like to get lucky. The fact remains though that you have no control over luck but you can increase the probability of luck by increasing your chances through performance and activities you have control over. The more opportunities you create, the more chances you get - the harder you work, greater the rate of success.
It’s usually others who bring you luck. You need others’ support to achieve your goals: friends and family, colleagues, employers and employees, suppliers and customers.
Having more relationships will maximize your chances. The same probability will then offer you more opportunities to get lucky. The stronger you are with knowledge and skills, the closer you will be to good fortune. Pretending to have strengths you don’t actually have, will not take you anywhere.
You have to consistently develop strengths and overcome weaknesses. This will increase your chances of getting lucky. Luck in a bigger league is better than luck in a smaller league. Use all your strengths to get into the big league and play with a focused mind.
Seeds of success
You have to communicate to others, who you are and what you want. Work on your language and presentation skills. Your use of words, ability to project and write clearly and simply but forcefully. Others respond to what they see and hear. You got to show, be heard and make others feel.
Start every morning by looking at the mirror and saying, “I am smart, I am successful, I am happy and I can do it.” Such affirmations are ways of planting the seeds of success in your subconscious, helping us to think positively and to be more prepared for luck.
You have a choice; Give luck a chance by practicing these habits and working harder to achieve things or simply do nothing but wait for luck to come. Sure you can get lucky every once in a while and find an easy path to success.
But, will you be able to maintain that success, or is it only a fluke? Will you be able to repeat it? When other people learn how you did it, will you find yourself overloaded with competition? When you discipline yourself to do what is hard, you gain access to a realm of results that are denied to everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room.
The nice thing about hard work is that it is universal and works in your favour in any situation. It doesn’t matter what job you’re in — hard work can be used to achieve definite positive long-term results.