Getting LUCKYJanuary 11, 2021
Most people attribute success to luck. Though I agree that there is always an element of luck involved, I am a believer that success is more of a science rather than luck alone. In many cases, what ever it is you are striving for, it has been accomplished by someone before you in some way, shape or form. This makes success more than just an element of luck.
Over the years with all my travels around the world, I’ve been fortunate to get to know, rub shoulders and coach people from all walks of life, from CEO’s to students, from Olympic athletes to Guinness World Record holders.
Here are three things I noticed which could aid you in becoming lucky.
Firstly, those who make it to the top find themselves being at the right place at the right time. This at least is what it seems like to the majority, being at the right place at the right time, is often heard to be the key to luck.
What the majority fail to see is the background work that these individuals have had to put in, the sleepless nights, the rejections of ideas (many times from the closest of people), the fight for survival, the focus, the sacrifice of short term pain for long term pleasure and much more. These so called lucky individuals have had to sow the seeds, provide for the right amount of sun and water over a period of time, so to speak, for them to enjoy the harvest of all their work. What’s deemed as luck by people is actually their failure to see all the time and effort that was put by these hardworking individuals prior to the harvest.
Secondly, Luck is something that I believe you create by nourishing your mind to be prepared to not only realise but capitalise on an opportunity. I know many people who have will trip over an opportunity twice and still don’t comprehend that they can capitalise on it. This comes from a lack of knowledge and a lack of preparation to be able to make the most of what comes by you. Imagine going out on a boat for a fishing trip with friends without taking your fishing rod. There’s a lot of fish in the sea, but you haven’t got the hook to pull them in whilst your friends are happily reeling them in. I’m a big believer of luck. In fact I am known to many of my friends and clients as a lucky guy. But a wise person once told me that Luck stands for Labouring Under Correct Knowledge. Are you labouring under correct knowledge?
Thirdly, I truly believe that in most instances luck is a matter of choice. Not only can you create your luck, but you can choose to be lucky. How do you choose I hear you say? Well sometimes people are presented with an opportunity and they choose to decline it due to their fear of failure, the fear of taking a risk, the fear of looking bad, the fear of having to learn something new, the fear of putting in too much effort, just to name a few. They end up sitting on the sidelines of the game watching those who choose to play. Those who play will most certainly run the risk of rejection, failure, looking bad, getting hurt, having to work harder and longer than most, but then there comes a moment when everything falls into place. Because after all, luck is bound be on your side in what ever you do in life if you keep on doing the right things. Sooner or later the results have to go your way.
As an example, there were many who had the ability to purchase into stocks in Google when prices where at $100 and yet for one reason or another, decided against doing so. Those who were lucky enough to play saw their investment go up in excess of 400%. The name of the game is who dares wins. Knowing is not enough, the application of your knowledge will lead you to luck.
Now yes, many are lucky, but I believe that luck (in the majority of cases) is a product of choice, continuous hard work, the willingness to take calculated risk and most important of all taking action.
Always remember that even if you continue to fail on your quest to become lucky, you will come out stronger and stronger with every attempt, until the faithful day when your results will make you one of the lucky few.
Kevin Abdulrahman is The Man Inspiring Millions. He is an International Author of a series of books. He is a world class Inspirational Keynote Speaker, a sought after Mind Nutrition Expert and a Mind Coach to the elite.
Kevin provides customised trainings for his clients that include individuals, universities, companies and athletes, helping them breakthrough to The Next Level.