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Can Luck Bring You Success?

So many of us see others as "lucky," while we lament our being "unlucky." I have heard it said that "the harder you work, the luckier you get."

Some would say that success comes only if you are in the right place at the right time. Others will say that they cannot be successful because they were not born at the right time or to the right family. There are many reasons that we can use for why we are not successful.

Although there are many factors that may influence one's success, we must all consider what the word, "success," means. There are many ways to determine success, money being only one way.

If you look for success you will find it. It may not seem easy, especially if you measure that success by what others have or what you do not have.

But when you open up your vision of success, you may be surprised at just how successful you already are. And luck has little to do with it.

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© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved

Adapted from article previously submitted on Bubblews December 2014, but removed by author.

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lexiconlover wrote on July 15, 2015, 2:42 PM

You are on a roll today! So active. :)

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 2:47 PM

I LOVE this definition of success, &AbbyG .
In my world, as it is, success is waking up in the morning! emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 2:48 PM

Actually, not so active, compared to the other day. emoticon :winking: Just choosing how to spend some time.

lexiconlover wrote on July 15, 2015, 2:58 PM

The day that we had to keep telling at you to take a break? ;)

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 15, 2015, 3:41 PM

I agree that success is what you make of it. You have to be happy with your own self to be successful not what other people have or are

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 4:02 PM

Yes, Ma'am!!

MegL wrote on July 15, 2015, 6:40 PM

Someone once said that luck is at the crossroads of hard work and opportunity. I feel lucky to be retired with sufficient income to keep me alive!

inertia4 wrote on July 15, 2015, 7:29 PM

I think luck could bring success. Why not. Sometimes someone just strikes it lucky. It happens. But for the most part, the most successful people are the ones that were not afraid to take chances.

cheri wrote on July 15, 2015, 9:13 PM

I believe that there are no secrets for success because I can see that there are people who ahve owrked hard in their whole lives but still remain unsuccessful. Or may be success comes in different sizes and shapes.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 10:07 PM

MegL I like that, as well. It reminds me of one of the things I teach in my career transition classes.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 10:09 PM

inertia4 But if luck brings opportunity that most may see as the "success," it can be taken for granted, and the opportunity is squandered. Therefore, the success never happens.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 10:11 PM

cheri As success is defined by what we have come to believe through our upbringing and experiences, it is so different from each perspective. ... "sizes and shapes," as you said.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 15, 2015, 11:04 PM

My favorite example of a successful person who didn't rely on luck has always been Michael Jordan, and not just because we went to the same high school at the same time. Michael did not make the JV team his first year of high school and played JV his second year. He never gave up and never quit working at being a better basketball player. He practiced all the time, went to camps, and eventually did play varsity for two years. Michael wound up playing college ball for the Division I Carolina Tar Heels, and as they say, the rest is history. Michael Jordan is an example of someone who made their own luck.

bestwriter wrote on July 15, 2015, 11:33 PM

Success is when there is a feel good factor in whatever one does.

Paulie wrote on July 16, 2015, 12:02 AM

You can't say that luck all of the time will guarantee success. I have read about so many people who won big lotteries,and then for one reason or the other were unsuccessful.

MegL wrote on July 16, 2015, 2:42 AM

Yes, there was a golfer like that too (Nicklaus?) who said, "The harder I practise, the luckier I get".

CoralLevang wrote on July 16, 2015, 4:33 AM

Very similar to what I wrote to inertia4, Paulie

AliCanary wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:11 AM

Another common saying is that "Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration"! I do believe that a positive attitude is extremely important, as well.

CoralLevang wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:18 AM

True. Dat. emoticon :winking:

hanvanmeegerin wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:44 AM

CoralLevang sometimes it feels like either luck or divine providence as at play. Of course, we all play an active role in determining the fate of our own lives.

inertia4 wrote on July 17, 2015, 12:54 PM

That makes sense. But it also depends on the person. Especially if they have good people around them.

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 1:45 PM

It ALWAYS "depends." In anything one can debate, there is always another side. We must always take a stand, especially if we have thought out an intelligible response and evidence as to why.

inertia4 wrote on July 17, 2015, 3:06 PM

I agree. And I do believe that drive has to be part of the person. Otherwise things will fizzle out at some point.