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When Luck Meets Opportunity

April 18, 2019

“You are so lucky!”  I am sure you’ve either heard this term before or have said it yourself to someone. Deep down what do we really mean? Are we saying that whatever successes or accomplishments the person has achieved was through pure luck? Is there a backbone to these comments that sometimes imply the “lucky” action was unwarranted? 

For so many people out there, it’s hard to feel happy for others’ success. The world is just filled with competition, right? A whole other topic that we can discuss later, because today, I wanted to take a moment and talk about why luck is crucial to everyone’s success, but also how it’s nothing without hard work. 

You see, luck has to meet a certain opportunity to manifest into some sort of action that is deemed “lucky” by other people. And I am not talking about being born into a wealthy family, being able to go to a certain high school, and anything that is truly out of our control. I am talking about things that happen to us that are in our control. Events that we can plan for and our hard work can help determine. 

I am actually a believer of luck. I think we all need a lil’ dose of it whenever we are out there embarking on a new goal. But like all else, luck also needs assistance. And that comes from our preparation and hard work. So when the right opportunity comes, which you can contribute to luck if you’d like, you are able to meet that opportunity with proof that you are able to handle it. Luck by itself is nothing, and without hard work and persistence on our own ends to work towards something, it won’t manifest into anything when meeting the right opportunity. 

So know that even if you deem yourself the most unluckiest person in the world, you can still work hard to achieve anything you’d like. Because the luckiest person can meet the same opportunity as you and still fail because of their lack of preparation. In the end, it is the efforts we put into something we do that will help our chances of achievement. Remember that when luck meets opportunity, you better have all the hard work and efforts to back yourself up. 

A million and one thanks for reading – until my next lil’ thought then!

xx jen

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2 Comments

  • Reply Ashley April 18, 2019 at 10:07 am

    A little luck + a lot of hard work can go such a long way! 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 8, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      agreed!
      xx jen

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