Do you know that feeling when you’re celebrating success and people are amazed at ‘how lucky
you are’? Or when they say ‘things fall into your lap’? What if I told you that I disagree with these
statements? I do not believe people ‘just get lucky’. However, I strongly think there are people
out there who demand luck in their life.
Now, what do I mean by demanding luck? If you imagine someone counting falling stars or
decorating their houses with horseshoes and four-leaf clovers, think again. When I say someone
demands luck, I notice their mindset is successful for them. In other words, their mindset results
in accomplishments that are important to them. As a wise person once said, ‘When something
so great like this happens to you once, it’s a coincidence, but when it keeps happening, it is no
longer luck’. Now, that very wise person is my dad so you could say he is, kind of, biased?
But let’s take a second to think about what having a successful approach or mindset means.
When I read this, I immediately think about being happy. Because if your approach and mindset
work for you, you can be successful at everything, whether we’re talking about education, career
or personal life. If you do the things that make you happy, you will have plenty of ‘successes’ to
celebrate. That being said, whenever I talk about luck, I conclude somebody has something to be
However, referring to the quotes, in the beginning, I find it strange this positivity can be turned
into something negative. I think we should stop downgrading people’s pride and successes.
Because isn’t that exactly what is happening when someone tells you you are a lucky person?
How come these people determine it is luck instead of the result of your hard work? I have
noticed that I tend to downgrade my own successes because of these types of responses. It
sometimes makes me feel as if I shouldn’t be proud of my own successes.