I'm just not lucky ..

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#crutch #excuse #lucky #the word
  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    My view is "luck" only knocked on the door of those who are ready! To get ready, hardwork and effort come into picture!

    So, luck alone doesn't work in IM as it's not a lottery!

    Cheers! Keep going...
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    • Profile picture of the author umairsheikh2002
      Originally Posted by rich8169 View Post

      My view is "luck" only knocked on the door of those who are ready! To get ready, hardwork and effort come into picture!

      So, luck alone doesn't work in IM as it's not a lottery!

      Cheers! Keep going...
      That's exactly right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
    Luck is definitely a factor in some cases....I saw on a clickbank blog post a guy sold business.com for $7.5 M

    Take it anyway you want....I think that is pretty damn lucky...........7.5 M
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    The harder you work, the luckier you get.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      I disagree with the end-observation but agree with the basicc philosophy.

      In my opinion, the smarter you work (not necessarily harder) the luckier you get.

      Maybe that's just me ...
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by FredJones View Post

        I disagree with the end-observation but agree with the basicc philosophy.

        In my opinion, the smarter you work (not necessarily harder) the luckier you get.

        Maybe that's just me ...

        ...you know what i mean
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Varnava
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      The harder you work, the luckier you get.
      ^^ This.

      I think one can create just the right circumstances which will allow them to be 'lucky' with what they do. However, those circumstances are created with with hard work, proper planning, dedication and perseverance. Timing plays a key role in it also.

      So, if you're doing all that, can you still call it "luck"?

      I do agree that a little bit of 'luck', combined with the above-mentioned ingredients, never hurts at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author ivana
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      The harder you work, the luckier you get.
      exactly :-)

      I don't know if you ever looked at documentary the Secret, I am strong believer that we attract things.


      So if you have strong feeling that you will fail, you probably will, and someone will say, just my bad luck...but if you strongly believe that you will succeed and actually take action to do it, and with you whole body and mind believe that you can succeed, you will succeed.

      Some might say, they got lucky, but my opinion, luck had nothing to do with it :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
      Originally Posted by Zach Crawley View Post

      No really. Luck .. I hate this word. People who try and achieve nothing on the internet always use it as an excuse and I hate it. How do you think Bill Gates got to where he was? You think he just made some computers then suddenly become famous for it?

      Do you think Darren Rowse from problogger just built his blog, got lucky, and people suddenly came?

      No, it took a lot of hard work. They obtained "luck" by working hard. I think the word is just a synonym for "hard work." BUT, there is such a thing as luck. For instance, Paris Hilton, I mean c'mon?

      Anyway, just something I've been thinking of lately.

      What do you think of the word?
      I doubt that Bill Gates was "lucky" he worked his a$$ of to get where he wanted to be.

      Originally Posted by rich8169 View Post

      My view is "luck" only knocked on the door of those who are ready! To get ready, hardwork and effort come into picture!

      So, luck alone doesn't work in IM as it's not a lottery!

      Cheers! Keep going...
      Lucky would be buying that lottery ticket and expecting to win. If you do win that was lucky.

      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      The harder you work, the luckier you get.
      John has my vote here "The harder you work, the luckier you get" in my opinion means when you work hard and see results you will doubt that luck had anything to do with it.
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  • It doesn't matter how hard a 4 foot person tries to get into professional basketball. They might have the talent, they might work smart, but if they don't have the height they are not making it into the NBA.
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  • Profile picture of the author V92
    luck is just word people use to make themselves feel better when they compare themselves to other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spudster101
    I agree the harder you work on a project the luckier you get i also think its nothing todo with luck just a lot of hard work land painteitns like the forum in my in sig i didint just sit there to where it is now its one month old now so far its doing well
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  • Profile picture of the author JosephCale
    Luck is the chance of happening without your control. IM is no game of chance. It is not a roulette game. Some associate luck with success which I believe is not the case. Bill Gates is not successful because he was lucky. He has determination and never stopped following his dreams. Failure is also part of the success formula.
    Sometimes people use the word luck just as an excuse to stop trying further.

    Luck is not part of my vocabulary. I have objectives, I have a plan and I am taking action to achieve my objectives.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrFai
    Luck ain't even lucky gotta make your own breaks....

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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    Luck comes to those that work for it and want it.

    You want $100,000? You can have it, you just have to work for it. That work will create opportunities that may be seen as "luck" to people. Want to meet your favorite celebrity? You can have that too, same process.

    You've got to want it first.
    Then you've got to be willing to work for it.
    Until you get it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richest
      Luck = opportunity + readiness.

      If you have many opportunities but not ready for that, chance you won't be lucky
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePenguin
    Luck has a lot of different definitions, but I think the best one I heard is when preparation meets opportunity. And if you consider Paris Hilton lucky, you might want to look into your definitions again. Her life seems miserable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Most of the successful people worked really hard and smart to become successful. Then, since they were successful, more opportunities opened simply because of their status, I remember one motivational speaker.. ? Robins say that more people offered to buy him lunch when he became famous which means that when he was not successful no one wanted to be associated with him.........I think you must be prepared to be lucky and that comes with perseverance and hard work
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    • Profile picture of the author KenB
      Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. A real man makes his own luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl112
    Hmmm luck well yeah I believe we can make our luck by working hard, don't you agree?
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  • Profile picture of the author jimevee
    Luck is when your mind is open, completely in tune with your surroundings and the universe in such a way that you react immediately and unconsciously to seize an opportunity which is present.
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  • Profile picture of the author happyme
    Exactly, luck is rather an excuse to cover up for what you did not deserve. They all have worked really hard and with dedication. The use of correct decission in the correct place and correct time. This is all that matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author believemarketing
    the bible describes wisdom as very precious and hard to find, better than gold or anything else..... wisdom is so precious people have to work very very hard to acquire it....

    luck is no different imo .... luck loves people who prepare themselves, do their homeworks, etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenjifujima
    Luck comes to those who work for her and wishing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    I'm glad you used a good example that we all herd of and know of like Darren Rowse. bahaha
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    • Profile picture of the author topan
      I just remember someone says "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" and it is true.

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  • Profile picture of the author ahnalia
    I do not really believe in "luck", I believe more in "good choices" or "bad choices".
    I know that in my lifetime, I made some bad choices (when I was younger of course ) and that had a direct affect on my "luck".
    So I think it is all about choices.
    "Today I chose to promote my website" or "today I chose to blow off work and play World of Warcraft" that choice will directly affect how successful your business is, so i say it's all about "choices" instead of raw "luck".
    But that's just my experience
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    • Profile picture of the author bolaji
      Of course - LUCK does exist.
      In that - not everyone starts from the same point (talent, resources)...
      And not everyone gets the same opportunities.

      But the thing is - LUCK isn't the only factor to success.

      In many cases, having talent up-front works against you. Because you don't build up the emotional muscle, the perseverance, to get through difficult times.

      And in many cases, people who consider themselves unlucky are that way because:
      - They don't have the open, positive mindset to see opportunities, and
      - They don't take enough action to MAKE opportunities (make luck)

      We have an impact on how much luck we have - based on the actions we take.

      Taking relentless action toward our goal, eventually opens up more LUCK

      Helping others even when they can't help us back... eventually opens up more LUCK

      Let's go forth and make our own good fortune

      By acting like we're already lucky.

      GOOD LUCK!

      Bolaji.
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  • Profile picture of the author HavenX
    Luck + Knowledge + Opportunity + Willingness to succeed in life....
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisQ
    Luck is like superstition, based around human need to find order and cause out of random events.

    Based on the last two years of my life some might call me unlucky, but I don't. Bad things happen, good things happen, it's just life.

    Someone who is "lucky" has likely just worked hard to be in the right place at the right time to see an opportunity, and in the right, positive mindset to recognize it for what it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamssmith345
    Luck an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Achieving one's goal is something we work hard for. Maybe luck applies for those who believe it but we can't always base our life with luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Haris Tahic
    Luck is only 1% of external factors which affects your chance to become successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author miserman
    One of my teacher said" Luck or opportunity will knock your door only once in your life, and if you would unable to avail it then you would be loss"
    Personally I believe that Luck is nothing, 80% is in our hands and we can make the fate.....Thumbs up for me :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    I totally fall in line with the statement that suggests that people don't succeed due to luck, but hard work. The basis of my statement will be explained as follows.

    Some people consider that others are more fortunate than themselves. They do not take into account the various factors that lead to others success. They do not understand the sufferings of their neighbors. They only believe in their misfortune. The evidence, however has shown that just hard work can make you reach success. For example: nobody can graduate from college without studying hard. Besides, nobody can run a successful business without working hard. Therefore, success has no correlation with luck, but hard work.

    Although some people are luckier than others, the reality is that people’s success is mainly based on effort. Therefore, those people who only count on luck to accomplish their dreams will face harsh reality and drive to despair. For instance, there are individuals who like gambling. They want to make easy money by relying on their luck. Truth be told, they almost never win. What they obtain is merely more debts.

    Luck can only play a little positive role, but effort has the lead role in achieving your goals. You can trust in luck some times , but not every single day. Hence, it is of atmost importance for you to make an effort on a regular basis, in order to make your dreams come true.


    In a nutshell, success is entitled to those people who are willing to work extremely hard to make their dreams come true. You should always remember the saying “no pain, no gain”
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  • Profile picture of the author JD Ways
    You have to be READY for whatever luck is, or it will not be of any value when it shows up!
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  • Profile picture of the author raleigh
    Luck, its something that comes along as a result of ones perseverance and hard work I guess. Its like you got lucky finding a job that you like or finding and investment business that brings in great ROI's. You have to think though that you may got lucky with these but you would not have found them in the first place if you were not able to pass the interview or understand the business and how to make it work.

    So I guess luck is something that we get out of hard work.

    Just my two cents
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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    By suggesting luck it implies chance. By being creative and believing in yourself you work down a channel where more chances will appear. Those that succeed follow through with their actions and never give in. This creates opportunities that some will look on as lucky.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrainCopy
    A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent. - Guy Kawasaki
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  • Profile picture of the author Cason
    Luck is bull****.

    When you work hard and you focus on your goal, your subconscious and RAS will naturally make opportunities "stand out" in your world. That's how "luck" happens. It's all in the mind. Tens of thousands of opportunities you would've considered yourself "lucky" for discovering it have already slipped by. Everyone's blind to it, that's all.

    ...and even the smartest methods require hard work to make it work.

    BTW why are you guys even debating about this again? If luck was the winner of this discussion you guys plan to sit back and relax?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Luck is the the only real measure of how smart you're.

    Every person has intelligence to some degree and every person has unique talents.

    Intelligence is expressed by working hard on your talents and the things you're passionate about.

    Don't ever fall into the trap of believing that you're unlucky because you don't deserve any better. That's a limiting belief and should be deleted from your mindset vocabulary.

    Use people who are lucky as an example for success. Find out why they are luck and why you're not.

    If you want to become lucky, the best thing you can do is to study lucky people.

    So just go ahead and do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeresteem99
    Luck is just a word and it can be use in anyway you want. Just dont make LUCK as really important as your life.
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