Someone said to me, “you are so “Lucky” Cash”. I sat for a second and then asked “what is your definition of luck?”
Webster defines luck as “success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions”.
We give “Luck” too much credit.
“Luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity” -Oprah.
I stopped believing in the traditional definition of luck when I watched my sister (against all odds) move to a new city and build a business from complete scratch, with no bank loan. That same business is still open, five years later.
I stopped believing in luck when I watched my parents lose EVERYTHING, almost each other, but witnessed them fight to finish the legacy they started together almost 42 years ago.
I stopped believing in the traditional definition of luck after reading “GRIT” by Angela Duckworth and was introduced to the definition of “Deliberate Practice”.
Luck is intention. Luck is your mindset. Luck is hard work. Luck is late nights and early mornings. Luck is DEDICATION. Luck is resilience. Luck is stepping outside of your norm. Luck is clapping for yourself when no one else is clapping for you. Luck is going the extra mile. Luck is sacrifice. Luck is DISCIPLINE.
If anything; Luck is creation. Luck is creating a roadmap to be successful. Luck is maximizing the opportunities in front of you. Luck is creating pivotal moments. Luck is knowing when to break the rules. Luck is getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Luck is connecting to the right people. Luck is picking yourself up and trying again. Luck is taking the risk. Luck is just making it happen.
If nothing else; Luck is PURPOSE. Luck is perseverance. Luck is hope. Luck is FAITH.
So, the next time you find yourself looking at someone else, and suggest they are “Lucky”; Think about how luck is not always this whole idea of chance. Luck is generally first earned and that is usually done by taking a chance to become “Lucky”.