“When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.”
Besides the quote above from a noted Greek philosopher, one of my other favorites is “The harder I work, the more lucky I get.” They both basically say the same thing: the universe will conspire to assist you when it notices that you have taken your destiny into your own hands.
Practically every belief system on earth believes in this principle. Ever heard anybody say “God helps those who help themselves”? Same thing.
A lot of it also comes down to a relationships between timing and preparation. There is a constant and steady flow of opportunity all around you. It has always been and will always be. To a large degree, success comes to those who are ready and prepared for it when it comes there way.
If you would look into your own past, I’m sure that you will remember times when amazing opportunities were literally at your doorstep. Yet, you could not take advantage of them because you were not prepared with what was needed to participate. Either you lacked money, time, information, or some other resource.
The more diligently you work on one focused area of achievement you will set in motion a process of becoming more and more prepared to be able to take advantage of opportunities that will present themselves in the area of achievement that you are working in.
It can be so easy to see very successful people as “luck” when looking from the outside on the inside. The truth is that so often what appears to be luck is often years and sometimes decades of earnest hard work and relentless dedication. It is indeed that working hard that brings about the “luck” in your life because you are preparing yourself for future opportunities and also (hopefully) making yourself invaluable in the present one.
So, you want more “luck”? Or if you don’t believe in luck, are you looking more favor? Then get to work! To your pleasant surprise, you may look up one day to discover that someone besides just you has also joined in to help you achieve what you are after.