Make Your Own Luck

p004Luck  success or failure by chance.

Life and fate change constantly.  The one thing you can guarantee is that, just when you least expect it, something with come out of the blue and hit you like a runaway freight train.  It could be anything from a job opportunity, being let go from your job, serious illness, being the victim of violence, the death of someone dear to you, or falling in love unwisely.

Does that mean you should shut yourself away, never take a chance, never risk it all?  No, what it means is that you should do all you can to ensure that you will ride out the storm.  That whatever you attempt to do has more than an average chance of success.  That when it comes to it, you can go the extra mile.

hello_____my_name_is_inigo_montoyaThere are some things you can do to improve your chances.  And the first of these is to know yourself.  Know who you are, and be prepared to tell others.  Most of us lie to ourselves.  Most of are unwilling to face unpleasant truths.  Most of us are unwilling to put in the solid, hard graft that it takes to truly know oneself.  Work hard, commit yourself to the truth, because there is really no place to hide from it.

alcoholic-latina-womanWhat is worse is that whatever you try to do, however you try to improve yourself, there will be doubters along your path.  Family, friends, co-workers, you name it… all of these negative people will tell you that you cannot change, that you will never succeed, that you are hopeless and useless.  That you can never recover from your addiction.  Ignore them.

You have to turn a deaf ear to the doubters.  Have some confidence in your own abilities.  Be bolder, tougher, wiser, stronger, calmer and more confident than the next guy.  Don’t be that dumb loser in the corner, be a confident Renaissance Man, be a winner.

Mostly be prepared to shrug off all doubt, shame, and fear.  These destructive bedfellows have no place in your future life.

You don’t need me to wish you good luck ~ from now on you make your own luck.


3 responses

  1. Bravo, sir!
    What really struck me was what you wrote about knowing yourself. I believe that’s a journey that never stops. We continue to learn about ourselves every day. Paying attention to that is paramount. I thank you for this post.
    Here’s what I think about the naysayers They can f-f-f-f-f-fade away. Especially if one is the naysayer of one’s own life.

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  2. I’ll make my own luck while you make yours. And, I’ll still wish some additional for us both. 🙂

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  3. Thank you. Could not have come at a better time. ~Kate

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