Friday, 11 March 2011

Success: Luck or Hard work

It has been rightly said that "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." Success cannot be directly attributed to luck or something of that sort. People succeed because of several reasons and they also fail because of several other reasons. People have this general feeling that if someone succeeds, the so-called "luck" intervenes. But the fact is, luck can in no way be associated with success.
Success has a price tag attached to it. Success and luck are two contradictory terms which different individuals may interpret in their own ways. There will be a group of people who believe that continuous success in life comes from rigorous hard work and nothing else, on the contrary, there will also be another group who believe in "luck" alone, not willing to accept the ground reality. Luck plays no significant role in achieving success. The most successful men on earth are those who "earned their bread by the sweat of their brow." People must always remember that there is no short-cut to success.
George S.Clason, in his book. "The Richest Man in Babylon", described luck as, "an impatient and fickle-minded goddess who does not waste her time on anybody who is not prepared." His theory actually brings an end to this controversy. People may talk about the lottery winners or the wealthy inheritors, but if we really look inside them, they must have toiled hard. We never know how much effort they have put in to achieve what they desired.
The so-called "luck" is enhanced or made more attractive when people are not scared to take risks in their lives, also when they are well equipped. luck can actually trace who are prepared and who all are not. The bottom-line is, we must always remember that "fortune favors the bold" and not the weak and faint-hear-ted individuals. For people to succeed in any field, we must out-run, oust and supersede the other competitors. Most people hesitate to act, they are either reluctant, or they procrastinate or sometimes fail to take prompt and correct decisions, and that is exactly where people feel "unlucky". Thus, it can be concluded that success must always be accredited to hard work alone and not luck or whatsoever.

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