Do you count on luck to carry you forward? Does hard work have anything to do with luck?
Look around on your daily commute. There is someone thinking that they need more luck. They need luck to get a better job, advance in their career, or find a way to rapidly increase their retirement account.
Do People Get Lucky?
It does happen. Publishers Clearing House claims it will release $7k a week for life to someone who finds luck. The convenience store is always selling lottery tickets.
Some will flock to the store that sells winning tickets, because of course, that store is lucky.
Luck probably has something to do with your odds, your chance of winning, right? Can you get lucky with your career? Is it really all about luck?
Often your odds of winning in any kind of large lottery pool are slim. Buy a single ticket or buy ten. It doesn’t change your odds very much.
Are people lucky with their job? Do they get the best job because they are lucky? Those who are in stop and go traffic, or cruising along on the interstate, will they get lucky? What about the people on the train or those boarding the plane, will they get lucky?
I don’t believe much in luck. I seldom play the lottery. However, I do believe that we can put ourselves into better positions to get lucky.
The singing sensation probably sings more in order to get the lucky break to be discovered.
An entrepreneur or an inventor knows that more visibility will increase their odds of market success.
People counting on luck to find a new job are probably putting themselves into a position that allows luck to work in their favor. Perhaps more networking, replying to job ads, or doing more of their best work.
Will hard work help you get lucky? What will increase your odds?
Don’t quit too early, don’t give up too soon. The harder you work the better your chances.
Luck rarely happens to those who are not giving luck a chance.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and corporate trainer that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is a five-time author and some of his work includes, #CustServ The Customer Service Culture, and Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.