Show me someone who is successful and I will show you someone who has been called lucky. Lucky timing seems to be one of the most popular reasons that many people cite for those who achieve success.
When you go in too early, or a little too late, the stars may not be in alignment, no alignment, no success. Is it really about lucky timing?
Ask around and you’ll find many people who are waiting on the right time. The right time to make an investment, buy a new car, or launch their million dollar idea. Certainly, timing has relevance, but it may not be as significant as the recognition it gets.
When you spot someone who gets more opportunities is that because of luck or persistence? Before you jump right in to the shoulder deep water and suggest that timing is everything, I would suggest only sticking in a toe.
There is a good chance that more luck will happen to people who are diligently leveraging everything they do, persistently, across time.
Let’s face it, most people who find a four leaf clover are looking around on the ground to spot one. Lucky to find one, yes maybe, but you must be looking first.
Lucky timing is what you do every day to create more opportunities. It is the daily grind, the early mornings, the late evenings, the commitment of time and energy.
Sure, you’ll see the advertisements for get rich quick schemes. You will see the magnificent MLM programs promising a big return on little investment. Things that promise a work from home in your spare time or the social media business secret you should know may also seem tempting.
Las Vegas wasn’t built on big payouts at the casinos. Most get rich quick or get rich easy schemes only fill the pockets of the person in the chain of connections before you. Not always, but it is probably safe to say, most of the time.
The best way to get lucky timing is to leverage your persistence. Your grit, determination, and commitment to the daily grind are probably the best way to get lucky.
It only looks easy.
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.