When people are at the very peak of their failure in life they experience a certain war between their minds and their hearts. They start questioning their abilities and blame themselves for their failure. That is the time when they ask this question in their minds that “am I not lucky enough to succeed?” or “Is success hard work or luck?”.
The problem is that we don’t even know the definition of success and luck and we start correlating them.
“Let’s invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.” -Steve Jobs
What is Success?
Is it money or fame? Is it just sitting, not doing anything, and getting what we want?
If you are not inspired by the idea of what you want to do, then you cannot achieve it. This idea is the only thing that your mind was chasing after when once as a kid you looked up at a fighter jet in the vast blue sky, moving your little head as the jet moved. This is where when it all started and you started having dreams about it and as you started growing it became a most desiring wish and then an aim. It is highly connected to our emotions with our dreams.
What is luck?
Luck is a supernatural phenomenon that comprises an individual’s attributes such as consistency, focus, and determination. The more attributes a person has the luckier they become. It is the energy either good or bad that we have in ourselves.
“Champions make their own luck” -Vince Lombardi
The Success-Failure String
To your surprise there is a string having two things attached on its both ends: success and failure. We fail, we are heartbroken and we think that this is what is actually written in our luck. But it’s the other way around. Failure is a healthy thing that we all consider bad. But it’s the only thing due to which success exists in this world. Every time you fail you learn new things, and that becomes a step towards your destiny.
Hard Work Vs. Luck
The decision between choosing hard work or luck is difficult. At first, we don’t realize what we should choose. When we fail we abruptly blame and think about our luck. If you want to make yourself luckier you need to put on your weapons and get to the battleground. For example, you are striving to achieve a goal in your career. You need to have a certain plan, some milestones, and plenty of effort.
One way of being lucky is that You’re born lucky, meaning that you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Well, no offense, you need to take a rest. The other is that you got your family’s back. You have their support for your entire life and you never think about being luckier. Last but not least is that if you start from zero on your own plan and start building your own foundation of success, bit by bit your line of luck starts getting longer. Then one day you reach the sky.
“I find that the harder I work; the more luck I seem to have” — Thomas Jefferson
Are you lucky enough to crave hard work or success?
One way or another we need to find the answer to this question because both have their pros and cons. With so many other things around us, we almost forget what our actual goal was. We end up only craving success but we’re so lazy that we even forget that we need to crave hard work, not success. The desire to succeed is always directly proportional to hard work.
Be a Rabbit or a tortoise
Seems strange? Yes, what would you choose? The proud rabbit who was always lucky to have the talent to win the race or the tortoise who didn’t even know how to run and reached the destination.
- Choose little steps towards your desired goal instead of taking bigger steps and get frustrated.
- If you’re not failed it means you never tried. Try, fail, try again, fail again, get help, try one more time and there will be a time when you’d be an expert.
- Do not always rely on your talent like a rabbit, but always rely on your hard work.
- Help others to be successful.
Hard work leads to success and success leads to luck
There is a phrase written at every exam that we take “Good Luck!”. It means that your efforts are done by you and it is going to be rewarded by attempting the exam. The trials we face in the journey of our success might be difficult but here is when we’re making our own luck.
So, there is only one thing we need to understand that the hard work we’re putting in now is going to be good luck tomorrow.