Luck has been considered to be one of those elusive yet cherished ideals that could potentially transform the trajectory of our lives. Luck is often perceived to be this blessed external force that only touches the lives of the privileged. Honestly we all have wished that we could be as lucky as someone else at some point of time. This ‘lucky’ group may include people married to trophy husbands or wives, and heirs to big family fortunes or lottery winners.
Luck is uncontrollable & unpredictable. All we have to do is make things work for us in career and try to become lucky. A person’s success is always immeasurable and he/she is said to be lucky in career only if they overcome all bottlenecks, meet right people and take a right route to success.
What is luck?
There is a misconception, telling that you are lucky enough in career is seen as you did not succeed by your own talent. But in reality what is luck? It is a right opportunity at right time. In reality, good fortune has a big role to play in all the matters we do.
There is a famous speech by Mr. Michael Lewis (eminent author who has penned ‘Liar’s Poker’, ‘Money Ball’, ‘The Big Short’ etc) which says how luck had played a significant role his life. According to him, luck is the differentiating factor between a successful person and non-successful person who is equally talented and has same confidence level. Further he adds, that we should be thankful to the lord who has made us lucky enough to get the opportunities in life apart from the efforts we put in all and the experience he got through the financial lessons he learned. We have to accept that all people in this world do not get right chance at right time and he too believed that lucked has played a role.
How to make your own luck
Despite luck being uncontrollable, you can work hard towards being successful which will get you the best opportunity at the right time & hence making you more lucky enough in the long run. Let us discuss about few of such tricks.
Primarily pushing the comfort zone, taking calculative risk are prerequisites for success. Those who work on their communication, organization, stress-management, critical-thinking, improvisation, presentation, technological, and creative skills have better odds of financial success than those who don’t. Networking & rapport building with the right people help in fighting the odds in any point in time of life. Individuals with sound financial knowledge & planning are more likely to be successful. Continuous studies, learning, coursework and training give an edge compared to the ones who put minimal effort for self development. And lastly, avoiding shortcuts related to criminal offense is another trick to be lucky in the long run.
The luck takeaway
We are the product of a whole lot of luck, randomness, and effort. Luck (both good and bad) has very real consequences in our lives. Hence we need to have an understanding that we are not born on equal footing and bad luck does strike, so we should practice empathy and compassion towards others. Life can often be a series of random events. Sometimes things break your way, sometimes they don’t – how we respond is more important. Finally, we need to believe that we can influence and make our own luck through our efforts, and the hope that comes along with that. Once all these lessons are imbibed, comfort and peace are easy to achieve.