Luck, that’s why they’re so successful! Is it really?

Luck has nothing to do with it.

four leaf cloverHow often do you hear someone say “I wish I had her luck”?  Put yourself in the position of the person you think has all the luck for a minute.  You spent years studying your specialty, whether it’s a hobby or a business.  You may well have failed at many attempts along the way.  Eventually, you figured out whatever it was that wasn’t working and made the changes required to “change your luck”.

Luck had nothing to do with it.  Perseverance, determination and a lot of hard work are what brought you to your success.  You resent when you hear people say “I wish I had her luck”!

What are you willing to do?

People who are successful may have some natural talent but their success comes because they are willing to do that little bit more than others will do.  (You should read Jeff Olson’s book “The Slight Edge”.)

To achieve success, are you willing to:

  • Read 10 pages of a good book every day?
  • Get up an hour earlier?
  • Take appropriate courses?
  • Find a mentor and ask for help?

What are you willing to do to create your own luck?

Was it luck?

SuccessAnthony (or Tony) Robbins is very wealthy and successful.  He must have a lot of luck!  No, he went from being broke to being very successful.

In The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson tells the story of being a beach bum who finally decided one day to make some changes that lead to great financial success.

According to Forbes, almost two thirds of the world’s billionaires made their fortunes from scratch.  I suspect that if you talk to them, they will tell you it had absolutely nothing to do with luck!

Here is what luck really boils down to.  Luck is the result of whatever you are willing to do.  Theft and dishonesty eventually leads to jail.  Is that bad luck?  Determination, education and hard work will lead to success.  Is that good luck?

Make your luck great!

Find your passion.  Take that passion and point it towards a goal.  Work with a mentor to develop the skills that, when combined with your determination and passion, will lead to great success.  And then, make your luck great.

See you at the top!

Make it a great day,


P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful people like Tony Robbins and Jeff Olson are willing to share their stories.  I’m thankful for failure (it leads to success).  I’m thankful for opportunity.

What are you thankful for today?