LUCK? NO. WORK? YES!
I don’t believe in luck, I believe in pluck! I’ve always told anyone who cared to listen to me that, “Nobody is lucky; they are only ‘worky’!”
Work works. Luck sucks! The problem I’ve always had with the concept of luck is that it cannot always be counted upon. It may or may not happen. You can’t bank on it. However, work works! It is sure, it is proven. It may be hard, but it’s a winner any day!
John Mason wrote and I agree: “Success is a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” Luck sucks! A destiny not worked does not and will not work. Why? Nothing works except it is worked!
Do you want to succeed? Then, learn to work. Work hard. And smart! Successful people do not depend on luck. They work out their destinies by their own hands.
Hear what Richard Templar has to say on this subject in his book, The Rules of Wealth:
“We all know the actor who achieves overnight fame after one starring role and everyone says how lucky they must have been. Luck? They starred in every school production. Studied at drama school for three years. Worked their socks off in some dreadful soap. Slaved on the stage for the whole run of Mind Your Manners by Agatha Christie. Played an extra in Extras. Did panto (pantomime) every Christmas – playing the pumpkin of course. And finally landed their plum job, their starring role, in some deservedly successful film. And everyone says, ‘How lucky you are!’”
Luck, my foot! Luck happens only when diligent preparation meets with opportunity. Period!
Am I ruling out the favor of God? Not by any means. (And by the way, favor is not synonymous with luck. Favor comes in the place of labour. Luck is chance – pure chance – mere happenstance. But divine favor runs on principles – there is what to do to provoke the favor of God.) Rather, I am suggesting that if you wait on luck, you should be comfortable with mediocrity; because he who waits on luck should not have to frown at being a slave.
“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” (Proverbs 10:4 KJV) No one becomes rich or successful by luck. Ask those who won the lottery. We become rich or successful only choice. Luck, if there really is anything like it, in my books, happens only when preparation meets with opportunity.
Go ahead and have a great time making your own luck happen this week. I love you and believe in you. YOU WILL SUCCEED!
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