I will like to begin by saying most of these views are personal, although I will add a few insights from wise men and women
Luck? Is there any such thing as this or is it just a myth?
“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more i have of it” Thomas Jefferson
Cambridge English Dictionary defined luck as the force that causes things, especially. good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts
If the above definition holds any water then I must be one unlucky person because I haven’t ever had good things just happen to me by chance
I wonder if most of you have had such experiences but I doubt if the world is filled with people with such occurrences in their lives
Just as Thomas Jefferson says, most times, the harder you work at something the more likely you get good results from it
I’m yet to see a blogger that just got lucky and over night, he or she had 1000 followers! If you know of such a person, please post his or her link in the comment section, I would like to pick his brain a bit, there must be something he/she is doing and he isn’t telling but it’s definitely not as a result of luck because if it is then luck must be very very unfair.
“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often” Brain Tracy
No one just sits in a state of inertia and gets lucky, you must do something, take chances, give quality, grab opportunities to have a chance of getting good things
A citizen of a war torn country may ask, “Why wasn’t I lucky enough to be born in a developed country”
Well, my answer is this; a normal sperm count has about 300 million cells, only one of them fertilizes a female egg to result in a conception
Many of them get lost in the cervix, those who made it into the uterus meet the white blood cells that see them as enemies and attack them. The surviving ones have to swim to the fallopian tubes and getting there is like climbing mount Everest. Only a handful eventually make it to the fallopian tube where the egg is released and the sperm must survive long enough to meet and fertilize it
In a nutshell, we are responsible for good things that come to our lives. Just as Maria says in a song in the movie – Sound of music
“Nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever would, so somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good”
“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself” Douglas Macarthur