Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hard Work Is Often The Early Indicator Of Good Luck

"I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." This quote is generally attributed to Thomas Jefferson but many believe it was actually author Coleman Cox that came up with this line. Whomever it was, they were very wise.

Luck, coincidence, fate; whatever word you chose, there are definitely things beyond our control. We can not predict the bus breaking down or the washing machine hose letting go and flooding us with water. We can not tell the exact right time to be standing in front of that building to bump into the one person who can make all of our dreams come true.

We can work hard to help get us to that correct place. We can check that washer hose in advance to make sure it is not worn out. We can check the bus schedule so we have a better idea of when to leave. We can work hard to make sure we are practicing our skills and getting our name out so some one has a better chance of finding us.

If you want a better job, work on developing your skills. Send out those resumes. Get on to networking sites. If you want to be a writer, than write. Dancers should dance even if it is in a small production. Take the time to make the contacts; to do the work. Work hard and there is a much better chance that the rest will follow.

Working hard without seeing results can be frustrating. You may find yourself wanting to quit. Before you do, make sure you truly have done the work you need in order to get lucky. If you are just waiting for blind luck, you are a pretty small target in a universe of possible places to land. If you are doing the work and putting in the time, you make yourself a bigger target and that may make all the difference.

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