They say that success is partly due to luck. That the secret of abundance has a lot to do with being at the right time at the right place doing the right thing. Which in all honesty, is 100% correct. However, the key to gaining good fortune, is action.
We can’t be lucky if we do not put ourselves in situations that would allow any good blessings to be bestowed upon us.
According to the Huffington Post, the probability of an individual winning the Powerball lottery is 1 in 175,223,510. That is ludicrous. BUT, not as ludicrous as not buying a ticket. If a person does not put into action actually driving into a gas station and buying a ticket, then the chances of them being lucky enough to be one of the few lucky Powerball lottery winners is 0. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Zero. Simple concept right? But it’s interesting how this simple thought process is often overlooked by everyone. It’s an important aspect in being lucky enough to accomplish even the most outlandish and over indulgent goals. Take for instance Mark Cuban. He credits a large portion of his success to being lucky. To being at the right time during the internet bubble. Which in part is true, but he wouldn’t have been lucky enough to have his company during that time if he never put into action of actually building his company. Before being at the right place at the right time and selling his company to the right people, he had to act upon his initial idea of building MicroSolutions which he sold to CompuServe for $6 million, then Broadcast.com which was later sold to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion dollars.
Action is the catalyst for all things success, including luck itself.
By definition, taken from Marriam-Webster’s dictionary, luck is defined as:
- a. a force that brings good fortune;
b. the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual;
- favoring chance.
With that being said, luck is almost impossible to grace us if any sort of action is not exerted. The forces of nature and the universe work in favor of those that put in the work to accomplish their dreams. As the primary theme of this article, it is imperative to understand and remember that we all have the chance to make our own luck. Timing is one variable, action is another. So don’t ever sit down and complain about how lucky the other person is or be complacent in your current state that all you do is get stuck daydreaming, instead focus on putting the time and energy in executing each task that gets you closer to improving your luck. Who knows, that ticket you bought to the TedTalk conference could put you in the same vicinity as your next investor or potential client. After all, as the queen of luck stated herself, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”
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