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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Luck is the residual of design – Branch Ricky

There’s so much LUCK in this, I often heard.

So tell me … are you feeling lucky?  

You can build a “lucky mindset” that either works for you or against you.   

Whether you think the world conspires with you or against you, you’re right. 

Your views on luck can dramatically influence your success. For example, if you think that success is out your control, then there’s no point in trying too hard.  

On the other hand, if you think you can influence success through the right actions and the right mindsets, you’ll work at improving your success.

Sometimes it really is about being in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time.

When it comes to personal performance, it’s not luck, its deliberate practice, but never to mistaken dumb luck for extreme skill.

Make your own luck! 

Personally, I like the advice from a friend long ago.  He said, "Luck is when skill and opportunity come together."  

What I’ve found is that many things that look like luck at first blush really are part of a system.  

That said, of course, I know some things are unknowable.  In those cases, I focus on calculated risk.