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I find it particularly discouraging when I hear someone refer to a person’s success and achievements as simply luck. Or even worse…dumb luck.The word luck implies that the person had very little to do with the positive outcome they are currently enjoying. In fact, it even conjures up the idea that someone that is enjoying their success could have as easily achieved the result from doing something as simple as going to the local store and purchasing a lottery ticket and hoping for the best. Very often, the exact opposite is true.

The reality is that “luck” in and of itself in virtually all the cases of those where one might define a person as being successful had little if anything to do with it.

Rather then use words such as lucky, why don’t we instead celebrate the fact that the person in question worked hard, put forth the ample effort and is being rewarded for all that went into getting them to where they are now. Remember the world doesn’t owe you anything and if you’re living your life hoping on getting luck. The harsh reality of it is, there is a greater chance that you might end up with nothing in this life.

The next time you hear someone calling a person’s achievement lucky, I hope you will do both yourself and the other person a big favor and disagree with them wholeheartedly. Remind then that far more likely then simply “luck” was all the effort that we may not even be aware of that went into getting them to where they are now.

It’s a simple shift in the way we choose to view things, but it is a shift that gives us the power and knowing that we are as capable as anyone when it comes to reaching our dreams and desires. You have a dream, you to protect it …period!

DW – wishing you great Success.

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Comment by Dan
2007-08-24 11:07:38

Right on!

 
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