“I’m a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson
Luck is one of those mercurial qualities, or so it seems. It’s not measurable. It’s not quantifiable. It’s has not boundaries or limits. So how can we it if it has no definite qualities?
Who doesn’t want a financial windfall to come down the pike? Winning the lottery certainly would help pay the bills. That would be the ultimate example of serendipity.
Who doesn’t yearn for a great romantic relationship? Wouldn’t life be wonderful if Mr. or Miss congeniality would show up at the front door? Women want a combination of Father O’Malley, Rock Hudson (or maybe not), and Bill Gates. Men would like to meet the Betty Crocker, Elizabeth Taylor, and Ivanka Trump combo. The perfect person would magically appear one day with no effort on the part of the pursuant party. What good fortune!
Most life circumstances require work, diligence, and perseverance. Yes, serendipity can happen. Yes, that magic bullet can appear. And yes, once in a while God knocks on the door with phenomenal circumstances. When we begin to rely exclusively on happenstance, we take accountability out of the picture.
Character strength precedes the acquisition of happiness, fulfillment, and joy. Putting the hand to the wheel produces luck. Having an action plan or action plans to pursue our goals produces the manifestation of our dreams. Willingness to sweat a little, work a lot, and persevere will make our dreams come true.
So, dear readers, good luck to you!