Typically the word “luck” and “lucky” are used by those who didn’t get the deal, especially when they are offering explanations of why someone else did. This time, it was simply a bluebird flying into the lucky one’s window and next time because the lucky one was married to the owner’s son. Different day, different excuse! What is always implied though, is that the “chosen” individual was given the Keys to the City and through no effort of their own.
Let’s be real here. It’s not about luck.
Show me a ”lucky” deal and I’ll show you one that took hours to complete and probably required blood, sweat, and tears. Quite frankly, it may have been brought back to life several times! In my experience, those receiving lucky breaks have been the exception and not the rule. Instead, I’ve found what Harvey McKay, author of Swim with the Sharks states as a more common truth:
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
When you‘re out doing the work, getting in front of people and developing relationships, good things happen. By putting energy into the system, things are bound to come out. Work Harder and You Will Get Luckier!