It's so funny the way people try to undermine others efforts by saying "he is just lucky". They look at the victory one get and believe it's only possible because of some supernatural forces working for him or her. The word "hard work" and "earn" isn't in their dictionary. When something great happens to another person they try to belittle his effort towards the actualization of that goal by calling him or her a lucky one.
Today, more than ever, we must honour the hustle. The grind. The work it takes to get the job done. A job is a job. In today's society, so many of us rely on some kind of work. Sometimes it's a side hustle or you have a full-on job. But one thing is for sure - hard work gets the job done!
The ingredient of Luck includes; time, money, stress, planning and more many. Take, for example, In real estate, you need to have at least some money saved up to cover your down payment and then a good chunk of change to cover closing costs. In the hundreds of hours I have spent working as a clerk of work, I have learned that building a home takes a lot of time, energy and yes, cash! So when people tell me they know someone who is so lucky to invest in real estate or another venture and makes a lot of money, I want to scream! (Yes, this may be an exaggeration but it is how I feel).
For most people, the worst thing that they fear is to be called fortunate. It is understandable to fear that word because most people are not aware that it implies that you are lazy. It is an insult where your hard work goes unnoticed. We have all heard people say ‘you are just so lucky’ especially when you have worked so hard for something. We all have heard people say ‘I wish I was in your shoes, ‘it is so easy for you to achieve these things’ sometimes when it comes to inspiration they say ‘these are the people I look up to’, but they are oblivious of the fact that these are the same people who worked very hard for what they have today.
We are all talented in our ways, but when it comes to making money or building a business many think it is only meant for a few. Some will see this as a long shot while others will make it without any sweat at all.
The world tries to undermine your hard work because people can’t see the hard work and sacrifice it takes to build a business, to have good grades, to have a deep understanding of things you know. Imagine if LeBron James, Steve Jobs, Serena Williams, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Jordan and all the greats worked harder than anyone else in the world and no one knew about it because no one saw them. I can remember watching Ronaldo’s autobiography movie some years back. While in the pool standing his legs were working tirelessly underneath the water. The hours he put into training isn’t known to many. Though I’m not his biggest fan, I respect him a lot and I will never call his success or that of another just luck. We all know there are people out there working harder than you and I but we don’t know about it because we never see their blood sweat and tears, when such people hit it big.
Truly we all need a little bit of luck or fortune in life, but we need to be in the right place at the right time to get it. Let's say luck is going around looking for someone's house to pitch his tent, do you think it will go to a lazy and idle man? No, it’s the work of your hands that would be blessed. So what are you waiting for? Don’t wait for luck to come to you, initiate luck by getting to work.
To end this, learn to congratulate people without trying to undermine their effort towards achieving something. "Congratulations, you're so lucky" might not be insulting in some context but in another, it might be.
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