Barbara Bush once said,
"You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities."
Her words of wisdom are ones that we need to remember.
And to use the wisdom said by Thomas Jefferson,
"I'm a great believer in luck,and I find the harder I work,the more I have of it."
How you define luck - Jefferson defines luck as work. If the results of that work is luck then it changes your preception of what luck is.
The Truth Is
Some people do do not see the effort lucky people put in. Like everything else in this life, you must put in effort.
To quote Zig Ziglar, "This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt.
Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough,
hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward."
The Same Message
You see the same theme running through the words of these famous people - it appears to them
that luck is actually the results of taking action and persevering.
Perhaps It Is Not Luck
Good fortune does not happen because of luck. When someone gets a promotion, some people see this as luck. If they took a closer look, however, they would soon recognize how much harder successful people have worked, how much effort they've given, and how much dedication and commitment
they've demonstrated in order to go that extra mile.
Carl Zuckmeyer said, "One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck."
Robert Collier said it best when he said, "All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck, who keeps right on going, is the man who is there when the good luck comes, and is ready to receive it."
So next time you feel like you don't have any luck, remember these wise words
and keep on going - step by step, with enthusiasm, discipline and persistence, and you will find luck!
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