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Do you want to be lucky? Here is how…..

Posted on: June 1, 2010

 “Luck is when opportunity meets preparedness.” Do you agree with this phrase? .

We generally talk about other people who are lucky. This means that we are not as lucky as other people are. Do you want to create your luck? Here is an advice from a very successful man, Donald Trump:

“If you want to be lucky, prepare for something big”.

Trump further suggests that watching movies is fun. Its really good to enjoy but unless you want to be part of film industry, its not best use of your time!

Developing “talents” and new skills requires work, and work creates luck.

Having this attitude toward success is a great way to set yourself on a rewarding course for your life. Look around your self. Can you see people complaining? Are we spending too much time to blame circumstances, blame environment, blame Government or blame our stars?

Do you think negative focus will help us ‘change’ the situation?

Here are some nice ideas and really good advise from Donald Trump: Don’t dwell so much on a problem that you’ve exhausted yourself before you can even entertain a solution. It just doesn’t. It takes brainpower and energy to think positively and creatively—and to see creatively and positively. Going negative is the easy way, the lazy way. Use your brainpower to focus on positives and solutions, and your own mindset will help create your own luck.
Shakespeare put it this way, in a famous quote from Julius Caesar: “The fault is not in our stars, dear Brutus, but in ourselves.” That’s a clear message. We are responsible for ourselves.We are responsible for our own luck. What an empowering thought!

Let’s say you’re facing some big challenge today. I can tell you right now you’ve got a lot of company. What will separate you from the complaining crowd will be how you choose to look at your situation. If you believe you are in control of it—and you are—you will know exactly who to look for when you need help: yourself. You could be your greatest discovery yet for success, luck, power, and happiness. When I encountered enormous financial challenges back in the 1990s, I was mature enough to assume responsibility and
know that the problem was mine. I knew it wouldn’t do any good to blame other people. That would be a waste of time, and that’s one kind of loss I don’t like. Time is something that cannot be replaced. If you find yourself slipping into the blaming others mode, get out of it quickly.

Give luck the chance it needs to play itself out in your life. No one can do it for you. As soon as you discover that luck is yours to create, you’ll be thinking and seeing things in a whole new way.

So work hard, have fun, and good luck.

Your thoughts?

Note: the above has been extracted from Donald Trump’s book: Never Give up!



4 Responses to "Do you want to be lucky? Here is how….."

This is a very important message that you have quoted in this post, and there is no doubt in my mind that anyone who has understood the practicality of this message will see things differently from now onwards.

“Go and wake up your luck.”
– Persian Saying

Very true n very simple

Excellent extract Mirza sb, brief yet very powerful msg. Undoubtedly those who remain positive through thick or thin are the ones who are successful. It seem quite simple and easy but when you walk this thing, you become aware its not an easy path and most of us succumb rigour. Pls come up with some stuff to help us strengthen our wills.

The thing in above that strike me the most was “having the energy to solve a problem”.

I read once that when we are ill (down in energy), all we can think of is rest. If someone wakes us at the middle of night from deep sleep (low energy), we would not be excited at hearing a new plan. 🙂

Thanks for the sharing MM.

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