Quote of the Week

Posted: May 7, 2013 in Life, Motivation, Quotes, Success
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“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often”.

Some would say that there is no such thing as luck. However, you will also find others who’ll claim that luck is based on how much work you put in. If luck is indeed based on the amount of work put into a given situation then luck can only be attained by hard workers right…?

I’ve also heard that we create our own luck and I am of this notion. For us to create our own luck means we must first have to create our own situations. In order to create our own situations we first need to know what we want to create…Straight forward isn’t it.

Ask yourself – What situation do you want to be in right now? What is it you want out of life… Success?

It’s easy to say you want to be successful but what does success really mean to you? What happens when you reach success? Does it stop there or is there more to pursue? Really ask yourself these questions and ponder on your answers for a moment.

Say for example there is a guy who has been working out for 8 consistent years. He has his dream physique and happens to pick up all the females when he goes to the beach (clearly because of his body) – Would you say this guy is lucky that all the females are attracted to him or would you say it was the 8 years graft that put him in that situation?

Or let’s say there is a single Mum who starts her own business in child minding. She struggles to look after her own child on top of setting up a business in looking after children but this is what she wants out of life. She makes sacrifices, struggles along the way but continues to persevere. 5 years later her business is worth 7 figures! She’s now an official millionaire.

Some people will say “WOW, look at the house she lives in, the car she drives and all the money she’s got, she’s a very lucky woman”.

Would you agree and say that she’s lucky…If so, why?

Or would you say that she created her own luck through hard work, perseverance and sacrifices?

I use to have a different view on “Luck” and thought I was never a lucky guy because of situations I’ve had to overcome but some may say I was lucky to be challenged by those situations as they’ve enabled to teach others and become a stronger individual myself…What are your thoughts on that?

I now live my life with the belief that we create our own luck and below are some steps I follow everyday to help me stay within that luck threshold.

How to become Lucky

So you want some luck, try the following steps:

  1. First make space in your life for luck. REMEMBER, anything you plan on keeping needs the required space for it to be kept. You never buy a new car if you have no space to park it! Once enough space has been allocated,we can then move onto the next step.
  2. Figure out what you want out of life or where you want to be. With no destination we cannot strategically plan our route. With no route we have no redirection. You have to know where you’re going first in order to get there.
  3. Once your destination has been established, know what steps have to be taken in order to get there. It’s like knowing what roads you’re going to take to get to your destination.
  4. Embark upon your journey – Things won’t always be easy travelling this road but know that just like traffic, it’s only temporary and even though it’ll slow you down you’ll still get there in the end.
  5. Remember to enjoy everyday on your journey and don’t get to wrapped up on the journey. In other words, enjoy everyday of life and never focus to much on the end goal. (A mistake society makes everyday)

It’s through following these steps where luck starts to materialize itself in your life if it hasn’t already. It’s when people start to look at you and say “You’re lucky because…..

Quotes by: Brian Tracy/David Richards

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