Make your own luck
Too many people think that luck has something to do with success but nothing could be further from the truth. You need to make your work luck and in this episode, we will take a closer look at what people really meany when they say people are ‘lucky’, how preparation defines success more than anything, give an example of that from one of my most famous projects and talk about the habits of “lucky” people.
Lets define what we mean by luck. We don’t mean why someone wishes you good luck because this is courtesy. I hate it when people describe my or other success as “lucky” as in “You were so lucky to work with Apple”.
If I am being brutally honest I would say that most people like to classify success as ‘luck’ because it makes it easier for them to deal with and easier for them to rationalize short comings in their careers. I think that luck is the residue of skill.
Luck is being prepared
Luck is being prepared when an opportunity comes along. The problem is most people only start to work, grow and prepare when there is an opportunity in front of them. So they aren’t ready to take advantage of that opportunity and so it passes them by. None of the most success people I know are lucky. They are constantly working for an opportunity even though they don’t know when it will arrive.
Habbits of lucky people
- Work hard
- Don’t complain
- Teach and lead others
- Share credit
- Be kind and humble
- Show gratitude
Success is a choice so make your own luck.
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