Is it All Just Luck?

A glance at the calendar for the coming weeks highlighted St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching.  When I was a kid I loved St. Paddy's day — to me it meant getting to wear green and see little shamrocks everywhere.  But as I looked over the calendar this year I thought about how we're supposed to focus on “luck.”  Is it really just luck that gets us where we want to be?

It's actually surprising how many people seem to think that others who have more than them, or who have what they want, got “lucky.”

It's Not Luck

Let me be completely blunt here.  It's not luck.  People don't get money because they're lucky.  They don't make it big in business because they're lucky.  They don't have a great body because they're lucky.  They don't have a great marriage because they're lucky.

People get those things because they work at it.

One my sites is in the pregnancy/childbirth niche.  I have had great pregnancies and births and encourage other women… I get a lot of people tell me I'm “lucky” to have had fantastic births with my kids.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

There's no “luck” in it.  I've worked — every day, for nine months (and even before conception) — to have those great birth experiences.

It Takes Willingness to Work and Be Persistent

Success takes hard work and diligence.  There are other factors, too… honesty is a big one.

But don't worry about luck when you're building your business, choosing your niche, etc.  You don't have to have “the luck of the Irish” — you make your own success, and you make your own luck.  Dress up in green all you want on St. Patrick's Day, enjoy it. But don't expect a lucky break to come your way.

Buckle down, decide on a plan of action, and stick with it.  If it doesn't work, fail (and fail fast) and move on to something else.  Something will work, and you will find your success.  Success comes from hard, diligent work.  Are you willing to put in the time?

[quote type=”center”]”I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” – William Ernest Henley[/quote]

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I'm a wife and mother who loves working online. This is my little home on the web. I run Milk and Mud to share what I'm discovering as I run my own business and explore personal development.

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Dan Keller@nokia lumia review - February 25, 2012

good post – how does that phrase go – “The harder your work, the luckier you get” Building an online business definitely takes time and determination.

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