Luck (part 2)

I wrote a short blog post about luck.

The idea behind it was that what we call luck is rarely what we think it is: chance.
Luck is chance of course. Things happen without need or want of our consent.

….However, we can stack chance in our favor. But don’t make my word for it:

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Paulo Coelho

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.”

Emily Dickinson

“I don’t rely on feng shui. I believe hard work brings us good luck and success.”

John Gokongwei

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.”

Channing Pollock

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

Lucille Ball

“When it comes to luck, you make your own.”

Bruce Springsteen

“The world is like a reverse casino. In a casino, if you gamble long enough, you’re certainly going to lose. But in the real world, where the only thing you’re gambling is, say, your time or your embarrassment, then the more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you.”

Scott Adams

“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see And pursuing that vision.”

Howard Schultz

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner

Daily Blog #569


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