I’ve written a bit about “luck” in a couple of articles before, but now let’s see what other people have to say about it. If you want to know what it means to get luckier in life and how to use it to become more successful, then keep reading to learn more!
Quotes About Luck and Achieving Success in Life
Nobody gets lucky all the time. Nobody can win all the time. Nobody’s a robot. Nobody’s perfect.— Johnny Weir
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.― Cormac McCarthy
Every day a piano doesn’t fall on my head is good luck.— Meg Rosoff
Sometimes not getting what you want is a brilliant stroke of luck.— Dalai Lama
I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you’re a lucky individual.— Sam Elliott
Luck is the idol of the idle.— An Old Proverb
Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness.— Democritus
Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.― Ralph Waldo Emerson
People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.— Anne Tyler
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.— Seneca
I don’t rely on feng shui. I believe hard work brings us good luck and success.
— John Gokongwei
Luck is not chance. It’s Toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.— Emily Dickinson
Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.— Eliyahu Goldratt
Good luck is a residue of preparation.— Jack Youngblood
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.— Harry Golden
The harder I practice, the luckier I get.
— Gary Player
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
— Edward Gibbon
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
— Brian Tracy
My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.
— Mack Warner
Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work.
— Kevin Eubanks
While “luck” does play a part in success, we can actually increase our chances of “getting lucky”. We can organize our lives in such a way that opportunities arrive more often, and we can prepare ourselves so that we are “lucky” enough to USE those opportunities when we come across them.
After all, if you’re looking to get a job, instead of sending your resume to 2 or 3 companies, you’ll increase your “luck” by sending your resume to more of them. You’ll increase your luck even further by doing some research and tailoring your resume and letter according to what your prospective employers need. And you’ll increase your luck even further if you consider other jobs, careers, businesses, and other things that you are qualified for and trying THOSE out.
A lot of life can be played like a numbers game. The more we work DESPITE how much you fail (and we all inevitably will face lots of failures in life), the more chances we will all have of succeeding at the things we want to do.
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