Luck and Success – by chance?
Let me clarify this first – I do not believe in LUCK but I do believe in HARD WORK.
And I believe that when we want something, really really want something, the universe aligns itself to give us what we want.
If you believe in God, then you probably also believe in some corner of your heart or in the back of your mind, that God will provide. Whether it’s in the Bible or the Quran or any of the other holy books, I believe that God has clearly and repeatedly mentioned that you cannot stop at believing, you must toil to get what you want.
God definitely provides, He’s given me things that I didn’t ask for but definitely needed. He didn’t give me courage, He gave me circumstances that I had to rise above. That took courage that already exists in all of us.
Our wants and needs are two different things and our frustration stems from our confusion of the two. What you need and what you want – are not the same things. You need a place to live, what you want, maybe a mansion. Both fulfill the same basic need and function, yet, if you had asked for a mansion, you will be frustrated with living in an apartment. There in lies the difference in attitude, between being frustrated or grateful.
We chose to be either lucky or unlucky. Grateful or ungrateful.
We can blame others for all the things that have gone wrong in our life or we can stop playing the victim of circumstances, of birth etc, and take responsibility for our own actions.
You are only as lucky as you think you are. You are only as successful as you think you are.
To constantly compare yourself to others. To have to find excuses to justify your failures, whether to others or yourself, is to give over the reign of your life to someone else. It is no longer your own life that you live by your own choice, when you do that.
As the year draws to an end, the internet will be flooded with articles on how to make better resolutions, or how to stick to your resolutions and make your dreams come true. Another year ending seems to bring about all these in people. Yet I cannot help but ask, why didn’t you ask yourself these questions every day? You had 365 days when you could have done so. Why did you wait for a year to end to look back and realize that you have wasted yet another year? That you are no closer to your dreams, your aspirations, your very own definition of success?
Luck, is when you decide that you are lucky anyway. Luck is when you realize that while you have an apartment, someone else is sleeping on the streets tonight. Luck is when you decide that you can afford to finance another child’s education beside your own. Luck is when you know in your bones that empathy is priceless and decide to cultivate it on a daily basis. Luck is when you realize that love is not the selfish gratification of your own needs but the fulfillment of the need of another being. Luck is holding the reigns of your life in your own hands and the innate knowledge that your potentials are unlimited and only you have the key to unlock them.
And in that sense, as yet another ‘successful’ year draws to an end, I wish you ‘luck’ and may you keep finding and giving the best of yourself 🙂
- The Luck Factor (wealthymatters.com)
- I HAVE TO BE TRUE TO ME… Not My Editor (1realgirlwriter.com)
- The Scoop: Luck (shorthoptimism.wordpress.com)
- The Harder I Work (alangordonstudio.wordpress.com)
- You Can Create Your Own Luck Here’s How! (moreintelligent168.wordpress.com)
- Luck is a Skill (brotherfaun.wordpress.com)
- Making your own luck (liberatedway.com)
- Coincidence or Luck? (devaughnrosendahl.com)
- Weird New Years Traditions (new102.cbslocal.com)
Posted on December 28, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged beauty of life, Bible, empathy, giving back, God, life, Life satisfaction, living your authentic life, Love, Luck, New Year, Religion and Spirituality, success. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.