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Luck, Good or Bad?
Written by Steven Griggs | stevengriggs.com
“Luck is the idol of the idle”
“It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned”
Frank A. Clark
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”
Are you lucky? Do you believe in luck? And what is luck?
According to the Free Dictionary, luck is defined as:
“The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events….. one's personal fate or lot”
In almost every case luck is defined as something outside or beyond our control. As if we were just victims living out our lives on our predetermined path waiting for the next curve ball or surprise that fate has in store for us. See Wishing and Hoping
But is it true?
When was the last time something happened to you that you considered lucky? When some thing or some situation arose and made you stop and think: “Wow, that was lucky!”
Was it really luck? Was it really a coincidence?
Did you play any part in creating that luck? Do you believe in coincidence?
Are you really surprised when someone that you have been thinking about calling, maybe even just a minute or two ago, calls you? Or when you mention wanting to see a friend you haven’t seen for a while and then that day at the grocery store that friend walks up to you?
This would be called coincidence or luck. But it’s not.
I don’t believe in luck and I don’t believe in coincidence.
Once you get that you are creating your life at all times and that you have created the circumstances of your life, you stop blaming or complaining.
You will realize that you are attracting everything in your life, the good and the not so good. You can start changing those circumstances.
Counting on good luck or waiting for your luck to change is being a victim. You are giving away your power.
It takes time and practice but you can step out of powerless and into powerful. You can change your circumstances and therefore change your life.
The first step is to take responsibility for everything that happens to you.
Don’t be surprised when that friend or relative calls or you run into that friend at the store. Take responsibility and acknowledge that you reached out to them and they heard.
YOU created this, not luck.
The more you take responsibility, the stronger your power can grow.
(There are many techniques and lessons that can help you in this and I will present more ideas in future articles)
Once you get that, then you realize that you are the essence of luck. You create your luck.
And then you realize how lucky you really are.