When you feel lucky, you feel like you’re on top of the world and nothing can go wrong.  We all love that feeling and we all want more of it.  But does it really just happen?  Some may argue that it does but others may think differently.  I think there’s also a strategic approach to having more luck in your life and this is particularly helpful when you’re looking to get that competitive edge and be in control of your own personal development.

Let’s look at the definition of luck.  Whether good or bad, luck is something that seems to happen solely by chance as opposed to one’s active involvement.

But is that even possible?  How will luck alone help you find a job where you need specific skills?  How will luck alone help you get into a role where you need certain experience?  The probability of having two siblings playing in the NFL is slim, so it is hard to imagine luck alone without the complementary qualifications to make it possible.

So this is why I think that once you know what it takes to accomplish something, doing more of these things will inevitably increase your chances and your luck.  On your part, it usually takes hard work, diligence, persistence, and preparation meeting opportunity on the other end.  This first came to mind when I opened up a fortune cookie and found the quote directly below.  I dug deeper and found the relevant quotes further below.

 “Luck happens when hard work meets opportunity.” – Fortune cookie


 “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -Thomas Jefferson


“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey


What is your experience with luck in your life?  Does it just seem to happen? Or does it coincide with your hard work and effort?  Share your thoughts below!

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