Does Skill Bring You Luck?


Fortune Cookie Life Lesson #4
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.

Take a minute to think about the luckiest person you know. Why is this person so lucky, and what makes them so lucky?

Who Has the Best Luck?
When I stop and think about all the people that I have come across in life that I considered lucky, certain things come to mind. These individuals may have certain things that I would have wanted, or they may seem to have everything go their way. I never once considered myself all that lucky, but then I don’t know if I understood what it meant to be lucky. When I look back at these people that I thought had so much success whether it was their job or how they lived their lives I always wondered how on earth I could attain the same thing.
Many of these people had lots of good things going for them. Some hard-working individuals always had a goal in mind. They were diligent in getting the things done that they needed to attain their success. These lucky people never took no for an answer, and this is something that I desperately wanted to be a part of, and I always took the safe route because I also noticed that these lucky people were also a little risky and it always seemed to pay off.
As I grew older, I realized that maybe these lucky people I knew were just really good at creating success by doing certain things in their lives.

What is Skill and What is Luck?
Luck is something that is brought on by chance usually involving someone’s actions. Fate can be kind, or it can be wrong, and it often comes along by chance. Skill is the capability of doing something well. If a person can take skill and turn it into something that brings them success, this could be a way of having good luck. Many times we are taught that if we have luck, it is because something just happens to fall into our path. No work involved and we are being gifted with this along the way. Although, the luck we may receive may also be unfortunate and then we are wondering if we are cursed. The skills that someone has can help their chances of having the life that we dream of having.
I remember as a kid that I often would give up if I were not able to receive instant gratification. As I grew older, I began to realize and see that if I put effort into the things I want I would be able to attain what I wanted. Now there were times when this did not work, and I often wondered what I did wrong. I feel that these times were better for me as I could recognize that something did not work and I must try again, and usually, I would end up with the result that I wanted in the beginning. I began to understand that my luck was not by chance but by way of learning and not throwing in the towel.

How do we Bring Our Luck?
There will those of us that will win a lottery, or invent a new and improved device that will make the world a better place, but as for the rest of us how can we create our luck? I feel that success in one’s life is luck. It may not even be a huge event maybe something as simple as paying off a bill or receiving a raise at your job can bring a person all sorts of luck. Being able to take a look at all the positives in your life and know how lucky you are to have them. I never thought about looking at all the positive things in my life and considering them a part of luck. Remember that success does not happen overnight and if it doesn’t work try again till something does. You never know what will work and what won’t unless you try. No successful person ever just sat there waiting for something to happen.
Every day I thank my lucky stars for my family, and to be able to help give them a good life is one of the most fortunate things I get to experience. I haven’t always been so lucky, and it has taken me awhile to get to where I am because of some of the pitfalls in life. One thing I know is you can either dust yourself off and keep working, or you can wait for some luck to just drop out of the sky and onto your lap. I think I will pick the first option.



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