“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have’’- Thomas Jefferson
There is a misconception about successful individuals. People mostly believe that luck is what made them successful. This is because we only saw their success and never their struggles and hard work.
These individuals did not achieve their success overnight. It is a process and is not brought by luck, but mostly from hard work. Luck is the opportunities they made because of these reasons:
Positivity Is Always The Key
Luck is most definitely seen as something positive, but what people often forget is all the hard times leading up to that moment. Positivity and hard work are the two basic mantras of these hardworking people. It is never luck. It is the hope that everything will be okay.
Let us put it this way—if you are still breathing, there is still hope.
They Never Stand Still, Ever
“Idle hands never get anything done”
This sounds cliché but it is the truth. Hardworking persons are never idle. These types of individuals are always thinking and always trying to position themselves in the right places so that they do not miss opportunities. Being in the right place at the right time is not all about luck. It is a choice made through a calculated risk.
The Great Question Of WHY
People don’t work and waste their times accepting failures and defeat without a reason. There’s always the ‘WHY’ in everything we do. Your why is what separates you from others.
Hardworking individuals set up their why’s big enough that even words cannot explain. Some people believe that opportunities knock ones and it only happens with lucky persons. This is a misconception. Hardworking individuals make their own opportunities and do anything possible to make their why’s happen because of the lifelong purpose they have instilled in their hearts and souls.
They Are Not Afraid Of Failures; They Learn From It
These hardworking individuals, mostly believe that failure is a key ingredient to success. If you want to succeed, you must step right over the failure and start walking.
Hardworking individuals are not afraid of failures — because failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you do not learn. If you don’t learn, you can never succeed.
They Always Show Up!
What makes all these hardworking individuals lucky is because they always show up. Most successful individuals concluded that being successful mostly comes down to just showing up. Even on the days you don’t feel like it, showing up can make all the difference. If you show up and start the work – even though it feels so heavy to do so – what you end up making could be all you need to keep moving.
If you show up, you will be lucky. Remember that luck will not come running towards you. It is the other way around. You are the one who should run after it and showing up will give you a head start.