It’s hard to be ultra successful in life without at least a little bit of luck.
How much of this “luck” depends on how you define luck.
If you define it as “preparation meets opportunity” that you have a lot of control over how “lucky” you are.
If, on the other hand, you see luck as completely outside of your control, then it can feel frustrating if “other people” are the ones getting lucky all the time.
It certainly helps if you are born with a set of skills that can get you a lot of money, or fame, or whatever else you are looking for.
Some people are born natural athletes, and they don’t do much other than what comes easily.
Same with people who are gifted artists, singers, actors etc.
Most of us have some skills, and with a little bit of work we can make a decent live for ourselves.
On the other hand, with more “focused” work, we can crate some pretty powerful results.
A lot of this has to do with how “efficient” you are in doing things.
There’s that common expression, “work smarter, not harder.”
What EXACTLY does that mean?
It usually means spending most of your time on the things that get the most results.
This, of course, depends on what you are doing.
One thing that will make anything easier is always being on the lookout for new ways of doing things.
Of always having the mindset of, “this works for now, but when something better comes along, I’ll be all over it.”
You can accelerate this even further if you are always PURPOSELY hungry for new information.
To always be looking for ways to improve in some way.
One of the biggest dangers is thinking that “you’ve arrived.”
If you think you’re done, that means you won’t think you need to keep learning.
But in a world with seven billion other people, things don’t stay static for very long.
There will ALWAYS be somebody in front, creating new ways of thinking and doing things.
Why not be one of those people?