Monday, March 23, 2009

Cursing your luck? Think Again

Unemployed? Lucky you!
Good luck, bad luck -- it's all how you perceive your lot in life

The Hamilton Spectator (Mar 18, 2009)

You lost your job -- how lucky can you get?

Luck is more a matter of perspective than it is the roll of the dice.

If luck is a matter of random chance then mathematically every one of us is equally lucky. Whether you think you are lucky or not is irrelevant. The real question is how lucky do you feel. Because, how you feel, will determine your actions and outcome.

Read the rest of this article as published in Hamilton Spectator.

George Torok
Canadian Business Speaker
Motivational Speaker



George Torok said...

I like, and have adopted Mr. Branch Rickey's way of looking at things. He was an old accomplished baseball executive. History knows him best for breaking the colour barrier for Jackie Robinson, in 1952. He said, "luck is the residue of design". Here's the full quote.

"Things worthwhile generally don't just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design."

I totally agree with you and old man Rickey. We're all lucky if WE choose!! Its true, we make our own luck. Attitude plays a major role.

I've worked hard to be where I am, and with out the work, luck wouldn't matter much.

Tom Morrison

George Torok said...

Comment by email from Shawn Chamberlin
"Luck" is the single word that is used to marginalize a person's long suffering and hard work.

Shawn Chamberlin
Dominion Hotel
Serving Friends and Families Since 1865
Minden, Ontario
(705) 286-6954