You Think I’m Lucky Punk?
Ever day dreamed, planned, plotted, and then worked your butt off to make it happen and eventually succeed only to hear others say: “Oh you’re so lucky!”?
This is one of my least favorite things.
Thing is a lot of success isn’t a result of luck at all. Sure you can have great opportunities fall into your lap and then consider yourself lucky but that doesn’t happen very often. When it does, if you don’t have the right attitude, talent, drive, or motivation it may not last or go anywhere.
But if you’re smart about it you can create a lot of your own “luck” simply by crafting your life and making everything you do all part of a bigger plan. You can increase your chances of luck finding you by putting yourself smack dab in its path.
* Sign up for courses that will give you something to offer when an opportunity arises.
* Hang out in places where the people you want to meet hang out.
* Write out a detailed plan of what you would like to accomplish or achieve. A vague plan full of ambiguity leaves a lot of room to flounder.
* Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone.
* Dream big and put it out there. Share your dreams and ambitions with others. You never know who’s listening, reading, watching and who will eventually be talking.
* Work hard. Most people who are successful (not necessarily rich, or wealthy but successful) work hard.
* Don’t let any opportunity pass you by.
* Be nice, be courteous, be humble and be pleasant. As the old saying goes you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. You’ll be more approachable and people may be more eager to work with you.
So be careful the next time you refer to someone as lucky. Their success or situation may actually have very little to do with luck.
I had a guest post on Unclutterer yesterday titled 10 more uncluttering things you can do each day. It actually sparked some heated conversations. Heated conversations on uncluttering who knew?
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