People attribute much of what happens next to luck. What about you, do you believe more luck is coming your way?
It is often suggested that if you don’t participate, you can’t have the benefit of luck. We’ve probably a common slogan connected with the lottery, “You have to play to win.”
How lucky are you?
It seems that luck comes in two flavors. There is what is considered good, and what is considered bad.
Making the green light when you’re running late may be good, while getting a flat tire is bad.
Can we make luck happen?
Business or Career
When you attend the business social event do you make any new contacts? Do you learn about something you may not have realized otherwise? Does putting your smiling face into the mix help for the future?
When you put forward your best effort every day does it pay off? What if you only put in your best effort every other day? Will you have more luck?
You may suddenly realize there is a rising new movie star, a singer or songwriter, or an author. Your impression is that they are an overnight success.
Overnight success is very rare. Our perception of overnight success is much more common.
Did this person get lucky? Did they find luck because they tried more which improved their chances?
Luck has been studied and books (Collins, Jim. Great by Choice, 2011) have been written. Some studies suggest that businesses all have about the same amount of luck. It is how they manage it that matters the most.
Could this be true for you personally? Have you had both some good luck and some bad? Did you work to get the most from it?
It doesn’t necessarily appear when we need it the most. More luck tends to happen with more effort across time.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.