“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” 




We’ve all witnessed the scene of a well-meaning person walking into a convenience store to buy a lottery ticket.  In my experience, these people are almost never wealthy. In fact, I’ve heard numerous people say they’re living paycheck to paycheck, yet can’t miss their opportunity to buy a lottery ticket. 

Here’s the issue with that: you’re asking for luck without putting forth any effort.  It very rarely works like that.  

Larry Bird once noted that the harder he worked, the luckier he got.  I think we can all attest to this notion in action. 

Successful people don’t play the lottery.  They work hard and get “lucky” when their results reflect the actions they’ve taken.  

You make a few extra phone calls and you finally close the deal you’ve been working on.  You donate to a charity and realize that things start falling your way.  

It’s not science: it’s life karma.  The Universe takes care of those taking care of the Universe – the harder you work, the better you are to people, the better your life will be. 

I don’t give a shit about picking up a penny with its face up or walking under a ladder or breaking a mirror.  

I create my own luck.  And I suggest you do the same. 


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