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What is luck? Why do we wish each other good luck? Why do we hope that we are lucky in the future? What exactly is the definition of luck? Well I can answer that for you, luck is simply the success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions.
Many people say they have bad luck when things don’t turn out right for them but is success determined by luck or solely through hard work? Success means the ability to turn your dreams and goals into reality, and for that you have to work hard. If you have a look at the life of some people who have achieved success, we find that they accomplished it with sheer hard work and positive attitude. Hard work has always been the key to success, but let’s be honest, luck does play a small role to achieve success. There are so many people in this world who work very hard but are still unable to fulfil even their basic needs.
Luck has nothing to do with something operating for or against you. Luck is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of being open to new experiences, perseverance, hard work, and positive thinking. As Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.’
If you fail you must try and try and try again, this is a cheesy saying and you have probably heard this more than a hundred times but unless you attempt doing something through hard work, you can never achieve success. Even Thomas Edison who invented the light bulb succeeded after failing 1000 times. If he had waited for luck to come around, then he would never have invented the light bulb.
Luck plays a huge role in any goal in life. But so, does hard work. Events are unpredictable. It is hard to see what’s coming next. This is why it is said ‘you need to take big risks to get big returns’, because you need to be lucky for the big risks to pay off, and if you’re not lucky, then you won’t see the bigger rewards. However, the harder you work, the more opportunities you will find and paths that were previously shut off will be open and ready for exploring. This means there is a higher chance of ‘lucky’ stuff happening to you.
Opportunity is all around you. Look for it, and you will find it. To solve a problem or to reach your goal, you don’t need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the goal you want to reach in advance. The golden opportunity you are seeking lies within you. It’s not in your environment. It’s not in luck or chance, or in the help of others. It’s all in you. And if the door of opportunity appears closed, you must knock on it, and keep on knocking on it until it opens. You must open the doors yourself; success doesn’t come to you; you must go to it.