Wednesday, November 21, 2007

How to be the lucky one

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don't depend on it

"It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because... All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are." - Mark Cuban

"Be ready when opportunity comes... Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." - Roy D. Chapin Jr.

"Luck is a dividend of sweat.
The more you sweat, the luckier you get." - Ray Kroc

This video shows a baboon escape the jaw of death. Do you think this is pure luck?

Everything happens for a reason. If you set your mind in the right direction, even when something bad happens, you can learn a lot from it and there is great potential.

What is your opinion about luck? Are you the lucky one?

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La Chanson de Phoenix said...

You were so sweet to leave me a kind comment today, thank you!

mr fong said...

Sam, do leave a comment on the last post when you are free, want to hear from you and ur views, haha...

JesseTheCat said...

Sam, I need this good luck, as I am starting a new job next year...and my track record as far as luck is concerned has always been negligeble.I am always very unlucky, though I try to keep a positive attitude, lady luck seldom shines her light on me.Its a case of struggling and all aspects of my life...but hey, luck be a Lady tonight and hopefully shine nicely on me! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,Sam...I trust that this post of yours has come at the right time and my luck is prehaps goingto get a lot better :)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sue,

I am glad you are fine. Keep reading happy blogs do helps.

Take care and always be joyful.

Blessings to you, Sue.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Winston,

No problem! I had left you a comment and had given you my 2 cents.

God bless you, my friend.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jesse,

Time really flies and new year is approaching. I wish you all the best for the coming new job next year. Well, don't ever give up in whatever thing worth doing! Put in the right amount of effort, persevere and you will have good luck.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

lilifxt said...

hi sam excellent topic when i was little girl i beleived so much in luck i think of it daily of all life aspects luck is there but not in our fate or choices its there in small matters of life not ones related to destiny for example
now i think as u mentioned everything happens for a reason not coz of luck but still we all say GOOD LUCK like wish u all the best u see almost the same wishing good things to our friends

thx for letting me think

Happy thx giving to all

surjit said...

Hi Sam,
I do beliieve in luck.
"It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck."(J.Conrad)
I like this quote:
.."Be ready when opportunity comes... Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." - A good post.Thanks for your Greetings.
God bless.

Frieda said...

I create my own luck and I have been lucky so far. Every time I complain that I am not luck lately, is the period of time, that I have chosen to be lazy!

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam...

Luck combined with hard work... absolutely!


Blessings to you my dear friend,


mr fong said...

Sam, this post means that getting luck is nothing lucky. It's just that people see the successes and not the sweating and toil, so they would say it is lucky :-)

Indeed, not depending on luck, but God and hard work, would give you the luck. This is indeed aweird habit.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,

Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts. That's right! It is our own doing to get what matters to us, although many call it luck.

Blessings to you, Lili.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

Let's be ready at all time so that whenever any opportunities come, we could seize that precious moment. Then we will be in good luck, getting what we have wish or pray for.

God bless.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Frieda,

Thanks for sharing your insightful views about luck. Indeed, I am also no more in good luck or blessed whenever I have chosen to be lazy!


Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for adding your words of wisdom. Indeed, one must be diligent to be blessed with good luck.

Blessings to you, Jennifer.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Winston,

Yup! One mustn't solely depend on luck but trust in God, put in all the necessary effort and the reward will comes naturally :-)

You are getting wiser, my friend!

Blessings to you, Winston.

mr fong said...

Yup, the trust is necessary. I wasn't rise last time meh :(

Sam Chan said...

Hi Winston,

Hmm... why frown? What I meant was that you was wise indeed but now even wiser! :-)

Anyway, for us who are constantly acquiring wisdom got to remind ourselves to remain humble at all time. Besides, we must learn to distinguish between human wisdom and Heavenly wisdom.

Blessings to you, Winston.

FL Sam said...

Hi Sam, another great post.

Luck? You either have it or dont have it. In Fengshui, they terms it as direct or indirect luck. Some have lots of luck and strike number easily. Some will have to work hard for it. I believe in Destiny.

Be good and our luck will be better. :)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sam,

Thanks for adding your words of wisdom. Indeed, be good and we will be more blessed and many will then say we are so lucky.

Blessings to you, Sam!