We often hear people say, “My luck ran out. My luck wasn’t there. I wish I had the luck. I wish I had the luck. If you have been tracking the accomplishment of highly successful people like J.K Rowling, Jim Carey, Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Steve Jobs, you’d have heard them say, one time or another, that they “Got Lucky”.
“I have been incredibly lucky” – Warren Buffett
“I was lucky. I found what I wanted to do early in life” – Steve Jobs
We cannot deny the fact that many people get to where they are and achieve what they have achieved because of a “lucky break”. They were at the tight place and at the right time when it all happened for them.
So, if luck plays a role in our level of success, then we have to study it and learn ways of how to get lucky. But does luck really exist? Can we get lucky? The answer is YES… a qualified Yes.
1) Birth Luck
Birth luck is something we have no control over. It is what determines the circumstances of our birth; the country we are born in, the family we are born into and our physical characteristics. (Our physical appearance, genes and personality).
So does our birth luck matter as to how successful we can be? Yes? Consider this.
a) Oprah Winfrey was born into a family where she was physical and sexually abused by her relatives and born in a place where crime and poverty was present everywhere. Yet, she became one of the most influential and wealthiest women in the world. She is a highly successful entrepreneur, TV producer, talk show host and a billionaire!
b) J.K Rowling’s (Author of Harry Potter Series) life was complicated by her mother’s illness. She suffered from domestic abuse during her marriage, ended up divorce and left with a daughter as a single parenthood. Yet, her success today gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards and was ranked one of the richest woman in United Kingdom.
What are the chances of you being born into this world? According to research done by Mel Robbins, you have 1: 400,000,000,000 probabilities born into this world. That is 1 to 4 trillion by the way.
2) Luck By Chance
Have you ever wondered about people who seem to win at every game of change like lottery or lucky draw? They seem to get what they want with no effort at all?
How would you explain why some people have this kind of “chance luck”?
Well, it depends on what you believe in. Some people believe that it has to do with your astrological numerology based on your birth date. Some simply believe that its god’s gift and some believe that it has to do with your “Feng Shui” (Chinese Metaphysics).
If you happen to have “chance luck” and if you combine it with a lot of effort, you will do very well. However, if you do not have “chance luck” like me, Oprah, J.K Rowling, Steve Jobs and other successful individuals in the world, don’t worry about it! Because you don’t have to have all that to be successful in all aspects of your life!
3) Luck By Effort – How to Create Your Own Luck
While we have no control over our “birth luck” and “luck by chance”, we have absolute control over our “Luck by effort”. This accounts for 90% of our total luck and it is what truly matters.
So, How to Create Your Own Luck? Here’s the formula I would like to share with you.
Luck = Opportunity + Preparation + Action.
Opportunity… It is always there. If you want to be luck in business, in your career, in your finances and in your relationship,Snapdeal lucky draw then you have to look out for opportunities. You must have a positive and open mindset and most of the time, opportunities never look like opportunities. They always disguised as problems and challenges.
The next element in the luck formula is preparation. You more you get prepared, the luckier you will get. You can experience opportunities every single day! Think about it, if you were to offer an opportunity to become top CEO in fortune 500 companies, would you have the skills and knowledge to do so? If you were given opportunity to run multi-million dollar businesses by someone, do you have the necessary knowledge to do so?
Finally… TAKE ACTION! You can exposed to all the opportunities and be prepared with all the skills and knowledge, but if you do not take action, you will never get any results. Many people spend all their time thinking and over analysing and never doing. They create imaginary “problems” even before they begin. And they procrastinate until the window of opportunity is gone.
So, start taking massive action and you will multiply your chances of reaching your dreams a thousand times. Good luck!
Alexander is a certified NLP practitioner, Business Coach & Author. He teaches business owner and professionals on how to shift their mind set, attract and generate positive results into their businesses & their life.