Being Lucky

Are you lucky? Maybe luck in just being prepared and watching for opportunities. During a very challenging time of my life, I depended on a 50/50 chance – a 50% chance of good luck. It provided hope. As my life settled down, I realized that good luck or bad luck was completely a matter of perspective. If you wait long enough something good will be derived from something bad.

For example, twelve years ago I had a car accident. It was my husband’s brand new car. He had less than 50 miles on the car. I was sure the world would end. No one was hurt, but I totaled the car. He ended up buying the same car with the exact options that he wanted. I was completely shaken up, but he ended up with the car he really wanted.

Luck is defined in the Oxford living dictionary as “success of failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions”. I believe you can increase your own good luck with these 3 steps…

  1. By knowing what you want. You only focus on what you want and you don’t waste time on things you don’t want.
  2. Being prepared. You can do this by learning new things, saving money and or asking for help to improve your odds.
  3. Watch for opportunities.  You will be looking now to make it happen.

Luck may not be luck at all – it might just be being prepared. However just in case it isn’t – I wish you luck in all future endeavors!

Mary Guldan-Lindstrom  


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