“I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” Alan Bond.
Success is showing up when the other guy doesn’t!! Woody Allen
Luck and chance play important roles in your success. An old saying states that”Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” In personal and business life we cannot see until we are looking, and we cannot hear until we are listening. When we are both looking and listening the world of knowledge and opportunity opens to reveal a whole new and exciting universe.
However hard you work there will be times when things naturally fall into place with very little effort. In most cases this is simply the culmination of all the activity you have invested in growing your company.
Even if you lose a sale, stay in touch with the prospect and offer to help in the future. You will be next in line should the competitors products fail to deliver.
Professor Richard Wiseman, an expert on luck has identified 4 major differences that he calls the Luck Factors:
1. Maximize Chance opportunities
2. Set positive Outcomes for what you do
3. Use gut instincts to inform decisions
4. When bad things happen look on the positive.
Luck is being able to recognize a good fortune in front of you and pursuing it. Being lucky only gets you as far as you allow it.
Does luck play any role in your professional life?