The main idea is this: often people believe that money or wealth is just luck.
Every success, however, is only the result of a job well done. It is true in life, in sport and also in work. Because we create the conditions. It is a mental attitude.
If the success or wealth you want are not coming to you, then you are the one who must go to them. Daring minds strive to implement their skills and all the tools at their disposal to achieve their objectives. And luck helps.
Instead the unmotivated person expects to find himself at the right place at the right time, and if it does not happen, he blames someone or something else instead of facing the truth. But the blame is his alone.
Of course, luck might give you a hand: by chance, make you be at the right time and the right place. But then it cannot do anything more for you. The rest is in your hands, and often depends on what you did before you find yourself in that place, at that time.
Relying on luck is a gamble
It is not just me who says this. A recent scientific study conducted on 3000 Swiss entrepreneurs showed that 78% of respondents indicated that luck was the last component of six options, as key to the success of their company.
Who has a healthy company? You could argue that it is only thanks to hard work, experience, and the skills.
From the research “Luck and Entrepreneurial Success” Diego Liechti and Claudio Loderer, who teach at the University of Berne and Urs Peyer INSEAD in Paris, it has emerged that those less established are less likely to jump into new business. They prefer to take shelter, investing profits in pension funds rather than investing it in development and research.
Nobody gets rich because he just had luck.
Do you think there are people who have the innate gift of making a fortune? Do you think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, just to name a few, are like a King Midas of our century? Many focus only on the results of these successful millionaires, regardless of their failures, errors of assessment that enabled them still to realize their incredible business.
They, themselves, have always denied that luck has played a key role in their success. It is always been a matter of skill, insight, hard work, discipline, “creativity” and so on.
Fortune is an opportunity for prepared minds
Seneca suggests that what we call “fortune”, in reality, is nothing but “the moment when talent meets the occasion.”
William Jennings Bryan, the American politician from the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, affirmed that “Destiny is not a matter of luck; but it is matter of choice. It is not something to be expected, but rather something to be achieved. ”
We can consider the “luck” as a mix between preparation and opportunities. It is these two concepts that make the difference in terms of success and achievements.
Audacity and ideas are not enough
The concepts of a grand vision and great ideas are overrated, it is the execution that counts. The ideas themselves have little value, what is really matters is how to turn them into a business said David Falzani, a professor at the Business School in Nottingham.
The concept of Falzani is clear: even if the ideas are good, they have little value if there are not the skills, the experience or skills to turn them into a successful business.
Those who prepare themselves win.
Do not forget. Behind every brilliant performance, there is always a lot of practice and a lot of preparation. You might think that some people do naturally whatever they do.
But there is no such thing when it comes to high-level performance. Their seemingly effortless performance is from much preparation and hard work.
Whatever you do, your preparation is key.
There is no lock that can stop you. If you are well prepared, you will harvest the rewards of an outstanding performance.
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Even luck wants prepared minds to seize the opportunity.
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