This is something I think about sometimes, and I’d love to hear your opinion. Taking it a step further, is there such a thing as good luck? Or bad? I have no idea, but I can’t deny that some people do seem to have exceptionally good luck, and no matter what they do, things go their way. Whatever the reasons, I can’t deny that those people exist…and they kinda get on my nerves. LOL!
Fo’ real, though. 🙂
I do believe that good luck and bad luck aren’t always up to chance. I’ll say that. I mean, there is always that element of randomness and being in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time, but like with lottery winners, how many cosmic coincidences had to all line up just right to place them at that specific 7-11 on that particular day to hit the Powerball? I don’t know…but I wish I did! Haha. Or, like, Gisele Bündchen? We don’t have control over our facial symmetry or our height or our long-leggedness (yet).
Personally, I don’t think it can hurt, though, to invite good luck into your life, but can a lucky charm (like my small but growing collection of maneki-neko Japanese lucky cats) really bring good luck? Your guess is as good as mine.
Where I think we do have some control over luck is how it relates to opportunities, and this is based on my personal experiences. If I go into a test with — yes, I recognize how corny this sounds — a good attitude, and I’m confident, and I think to myself, “This is going to go my way. I’m SURE of it,” I usually do better than I do when I feel the opposite way, which I’ve done before. Like, if I go into something feeling like Eeyore with a tiny storm cloud over my head, things almost never work out, and this has happened to me over and over again. I don’t know why, but I do feel that attitude has an influence over luck sometimes.
There’s also that old saying, “the harder you work, the luckier you get,” and I agree with that to a degree. I don’t necessarily think that it refers to how hard we work now, though, because you can work really, really hard and still not get the outcome you want. That’s for sure. But I think that when you consistently try hard, and it’s gotta be a Herculean effort. Half-@ssed doesn’t count. But when I’ve been consistent in my life, and I’ll be the first person to admit that I struggle with this because I get distracted so easily, but when I do whatever it takes to get certain things done, and I do it consistently, things are more likely to fall in my favor.
More likely…but not always.
So yeah, I think there are those people who just happen to be in the right place at the right time, but I also think that luck isn’t completely random. I think we can influence our luck sometimes.
How about you? What do you think? Do you believe in luck?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,