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Sunday, 28 September 2014





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Others' support vital to achieve goals

Is there really such a thing as good luck? You might probably agree that some people have more good things happen to them? Let's call that luck. We all like to get lucky. Though you have no control over luck but you can increase the probability of luck by increasing your chances through activities over which you have control. The more opportunities you create the more chances you get.

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It's usually others who bring you luck. You need the support of others to achieve goals. Friends and family, colleagues, employers and employees, suppliers and customers. More relationships maximise your chances. The same probability will offer you more opportunities to get lucky.

The stronger you are with knowledge and skills, closer will you be to good fortune.

Pretending to have strengths you actually don't have will not take you anywhere.

You have to consistently develop strengths and overcome weaknesses. This will increase your chances of getting lucky. Luck in a big league is better than luck in a small league. So use all your strengths, get into the big league and play with a focused mind.


You have to communicate who you are and what you want. Work on your language and presentation skills. Your use of words, ability to project and write clearly and simply but forcefully. Others respond to what they see and hear. You have got to show, be heard and make others feel.

Start every morning by looking in the mirror and saying, "I am smart, I am successful, I am happy and I can do it". Such affirmations are ways of planting the seeds of success in your subconscious, helping us to think positively and to be more prepared for luck.


You have a choice to make; give luck a chance to happen by practicing these habits and working hard to achieve things or simply do nothing but wait for luck to come.

You can get lucky every once in a while and find an easy path to success. But could you maintain that success, or is it a fluke? Will you repeat it? Once other people learn how you did it, will you find yourself overloaded with competition?

When you discipline yourself to do what is hard, you gain access to a realm of results that are denied to everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room.

The nice thing about hard work is that it's universal and works in your favour in any situation. It doesn't matter what job you're in - hard work will definitely produce positive long-term results.

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