What is Luck?
Wow! Do you believe in luck, and if so, how would you define it? Are you luckier than most people? Are you lucky or unlucky? Here is a statement that you may agree or disagree with; “The person who works hard, intelligently, and creatively is bound to have more luck than the lazy and unimaginative person.” So: “What is Luck?”
In the final analysis, Luck is what you make of all the options available. Make certain that your homework is done, always be prepared like a boy scout, and make sure your ends are worthy. In mentioning a Boy Scout it reminds me of the Scout motto; “A scout is helpful and trustworthy, kind and cheerful, and wise in the use of his resources.” If you apply these ideas you should probably be the luckiest of the lucky.
I have a collection of favorite quotations on the meaning of luck and if you are a success searcher you can profit.
Joseph Addison, the English poet and essayist, stated: “I never knew an early rising, hardworking, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest, who complained of bad luck. A good character, good habits, and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all the ill luck that fools ever dreamed of.”
World-famous french chemist Louis Pasteur said: “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Philosopher Coleman Cox admitted: “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.”
Psychiatrist Edward C. Simmons provided this definition: “The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.”
The American poet Walt Whitman wrote these lines: “There’s a man in the world who is never turned down, wherever he chances to stray; he gets the glad hand in the populace town, or out where the farmer makes hay; he’s greeted with pleasure on deserts of sand, and deep in the aisles of the woods; wherever he goes there’s a welcoming hand — he’s the man who delivers the goods.”
So; “Are You Lucky?” To be lucky in Business, Sports, and Life, you may wish to keep some principles in mind: be willing to take calculated risks, be alert to opportunities, use common sense and your imagination, work hard and plan carefully!
You can’t just sit idly and wait for “the lucky breaks”. To be a success, you have to understand that opportunity knocks only when —and if—you are searching for it!
Lastly, in the wise words of Branch Rickey, the innovative baseball entrepreneur:
“LUCK IS THE RESIDUE OF DESIGN.”
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