Thomas Jefferson once said “I am a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. What though is luck? Webster dictionary suggests that luck is the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual
In truth, 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.
When 17 years old steven Spielberg spent some time with his cousin in summer 1965, they toured Universal pictures. The tram stopped at none of the sound stages. Spielberg Snuck off on a bathroom break to watch a bit of real action. When he encountered an unfamiliar face who demanded to know what he was doing he told him the story. The man turned out to be the head of the editorial department. Spielberg got a pass to the lot for the very next day and showed a very impressive chuck silver four of his eight-millimeter films. This event was the foot in the door Spielberg need to start squatting on the lot, a decision that led to his first contract Universal Studios
Studios have shown that lucky people tend to be far more open to new experiences. Those who are creatures of habit, never varying from one day to the next. If you want to be lucky, add some variety to your life. Meet new people, go to new places, and increase the possibility of those chance opportunities the lucky people always seem to run into
Luck, though, isn’t just about trying new things. Luck is also about hard work, even when it is, well, Hard
In 1994 study suggested that lucky people are the ones who continue to try, even when faced with obstacles. Study initiator Richard Wiseman said, “People have to preserve, they have to got to stick at it. People give up too soon. The one who achieves their goals is the one who- when they hit obstacles, don’t just give up and pack it in. They find another way. They are flexible. They have new ways of finding solutions. Luck is accepting responsibility for who you are. Luck is being the person who drives the bus, not the person who is driven. If you want good luck, you have to work through the time of bad luck to get there. Being open to new experiences and persevering are important in creating luck, but so is your thought process.
The old aged related to positive thinking seems to apply to the concept of luck. Even though a particular business deal didn’t work out or you missed the bus, looking at the bright side of things may very well encourage more luck to come your way
Proponents of the idea that luck is a matter of chance will tell you that some people are just lucky. Some will even tell you that luck happens in phases and that a bit of luck is sure to come your way eventually. The simple truth of the matter, though, is that luck is not a matter of chance.
The great Lucille Ball once said, “Luck? I Don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never been banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what an opportunity and what is not”
You make your luck in this life, and the great thing about it is that anyone can do it. Luck you!