The Definition of Luck: the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities …..
Luck is often associated with a “black cat“, the “Number 13“, a “4 leaf clover” and many other different cultural representations – too many to mention here
Likewise, there have been many stories or analogies around ” luck” but one that really resonated with us was from the founder of Wealth Dynamics – Roger Hamilton which arrived by email just the other day. Here’s what he says.
Once you begin following your natural path, luck happens as a result of “the flow you grow”.
Here’s a simple way to build that foundation – to build your luck. The foundation of luck is built on four conditions:-
Location ~ Understanding ~ Connections ~ Knowledge
He uses the metaphor of the game of football and its players to explain …..
Think of a game of football. Think of David Beckham. Now, he’s lucky! The 30 year old English footballer earns over $80,000 per week kicking a ball, and, together with his wife Victoria, has a net worth of close to $100 million.
So what is is that makes a footballer lucky? As we watch the game, there’s an opening and Beckham scores. We think “that was lucky” … out of all the spots on the pitch he was exactly at the right place at the right time.
Who chooses where you place yourself each day? We each have an opportunity to be at the right place, at the right time. Luck starts with choosing to be at the right place at the right time.
At the critical moment, when the ball is in front of the goal, you may find yourself at the right place at the right time but you have no understanding of the reason you are there: to kick the ball. Many of us are still spectators watching the game. By the time we notice the ball, it’s too late to kick.
The players know the reason they are there is to kick the ball so have already anticipated it, positioned themselves and kicked it. Luck comes from playing the game, not watching it!
Many of us have positioned ourselves in front of the goal and understand we are there to kick the ball.
We’ve started our business, our investment, but there’s no ball coming. We wait and wait and time ticks by. Still, there’s no ball coming. If this happens to you try looking around to see if there’s anyone else on the pitch. Many of us have not invested in our connections (the players who should be kicking us the ball) – it’s like no one else being on the pitch.
There’s no point having balls coming your way if you don’t know how to kick them. There’s no point having opportunities coming your way if you don’t know what to do with them. Knowing how to kick the ball comes with playing the game. The more you play the more you know….. which is why the sooner you choose yoru game and play it, the sooner your luck begins to flow.
You can build these four conditions by investing your time in building your luck to ensure that the balls keep coming along at the right moment.
Starting and running an online business is no different. Find the right vehicle (system) then build your foundations, invest in knowledge, apply the knowledge and build it brick by brick.
To know and not to do is not yet to know ~ Zen saying
Wishing you LUCK!
“Give luck a chance to happen” ~ Tom Kite US Golfer