You’re at the casino and you win big – a lucky fluke, divine intervention or inner smarts? The answer’s against the odds.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
• Lucky people tend to have a more optimistic attitude, possibly creating the conditions and context for more favorable outcomes with greater degrees of freedom
• Luck is a convergence of skill, opportunity, preparation, discipline, genetics and ecology. Chance favors the prepared mind.
• Those who get lucky become more conservative and make better decisions choosing to err on the side of caution and prudence, which usually allows continuation of their good fortune, while often victims of circumstance become more unpredictable, wilder and apt to gamble at the risk of ruin and throwing it all away; reasoning that freedom ain’t nothing but another word for nothing left to lose, a self-perpetuating cycle which often leads to misfortune and disaster piled up on each other, to the point of catastrophe and crisis.
• Lady Luck is gold. She favors the bold. You can’t win if you don’t play.