We have all heard it before. You’re getting ready for a big challenge and you’ve worked hard to do what it takes to achieve it and then someone will say “Good Luck”. Whenever somebody says that, we all know they mean well. The question is, what is the definition of luck?
What I have found is that we create our own luck, and the difference between lucky and unlucky people is all in our perspective. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. When an opportunity comes our way, it’s important that we are 100% prepared to take advantage of that opportunity.
In my career, I have found that the harder I work, the luckier I become. Successful people will tell you that when you work hard, you develop something called momentum. When you have momentum, things just seem to fall into place. Some people will call that luck.
When someone does not work hard and they are not consistent, the opposite seems to happen. Many people would call that simply being unlucky. It’s impossible to gain momentum without being consistent. Sadly, when people don’t put in top performer effort, they will use the excuse that they are just unlucky.
Top performers will all say that they create their own luck. I heard a quote recently from a successful person who said, “1% luck, 1% talent, 98% and never give up is my success formula.“
Here is a great success formula to live by—“0% luck, 100% hustle.” Luck is the thing that happens when we take consistent online action every single day. Becoming lucky when it comes to success is really a choice. Your views on luck can greatly influence your success. For example, if you think that success is out of your control then there’s no point in trying too hard.
When it comes to personal performance, it’s not luck, it’s deliberate practice.
The only thing that truly overcomes hard luck is hard work. Being deeply focused, well-trained, and hardworking is part of the luck factor.
Lucille Ball was asked about luck. She quoted. “Luck? I don’t know about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”
That pretty much sums it up. The harder you work, the luckier you will become. So if you really want to get lucky when it comes to success, work hard, be consistent, and never ever give up.
Have a super fantastic week!
Regional Sales Manager RMS