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What Do You Consider "Luck" To Be...

 
Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/07/2013

I'm working on my luck source book and it occurs to me that I've never asked anyone else what they thought "Luck" really was...

I thought this a great stimulating topic for discussion to liven the forum back up? yes?

Love to hear your thoughts... elaborations fine with me :)


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CADoerr
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on 01/07/2013

Interesting. Luck is to trust your stomach in difficult situations. If you succed you often call it luck altough you know you can trust your stomach.


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frugalrvers
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on 01/07/2013

What a fun topic -

I've never thought much about it before.Here are a few things that come to mind...

  • I don't believe in "luck" as a thing...as in people are lucky/unlucky.
  • I think the concept of luck can be dangerous, when people truly believe they are unlucky, like a self-fulfilling prophecy/lost cause.
  • I think the concept of luck can be dangerous, when people believe they ARE LUCKY, taking extra risks or chances that can cause them harm in the long run (betting it all on that horse, etc.)
  • I believe a lot in positive/negative energy out there in the universe...that we attract good or bad into our lives. I guess I might consider that luck is something we bring on ourselves, good or back "luck," given our state of mind
  • I also think luck can be a word we substitute for the phrase "get what I want." If I'm unlucky, I never get what I want. A lucky person always gets what they want. And, of course, when we wish someone luck...we are wishing them success/getting what they want.

All I can come up with brainstorming for now. Back to work... Great forum topic, Jerrico.

 

 


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/07/2013

That's actually part of my definition, luck is (in my humbled opinion) opportunity met with action. That being lucky is being aware, able to see opportunities, which come from skill sets and experience giving you more options to be creative and cleaver.

It's also gut intuition because often opportunities are not always visible to the eyes, but to the intuition the opportunities are felt like ghosts to Whoopie Goldberg in "Ghost", you can hear them in your head but unless you pursue it you won't fully realize the opportunity. Some opportunities are staring you in the face and singing Theyyyyyyyyyy00000000 (ghost movie reference  but there is too much noise in your mind to hear it so it is a missed opportunity.

I think lucky just means prepared and in the right mindset to see opportunities. Bad luck is luck just unexpected- it's bad only by our perceptions but in reality just is- opportunity met with action that ended up as a liability not a moment you anticipated or wanted. 

Education creates luck in a sense that it arms you with more options, choices, and stimulates creativity as you take actions.

I don't think luck is made of unicorn dust, but I think when it happens serendipitously it feels like that, I like that feeling of unexpected happenstance that results in great opportunities and just good things.

Do you Agree?

 


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/07/2013

Wow! That was a good answer (I replied before reading it thinking we were posting simultaneousely lol). 

I wrote a 15k word article surrounding this topic and moving it to wizzley I realized it was that big lol! I got to thinking why not make this an entire website with a condensed version for wizzley... at any rate, I loved your bullets, hope you don't mind me commenting on them:

  • I don't believe in "luck" as a thing...as in people are lucky/unlucky.

Me either, although I'm thinking you mean in the unicorn dust version- I think when you are truly lucky, not something you get passively, but rather work at building your skill sets and entire awareness to put opportunity at every corner of your environment (prepared educationally and experienced), and your lucky by virtue of the fact that you see more and take action on what you see- then saying "I'm lucky" has real meaning in the real world. Your lucky means your prepared, astutely aware of your environment, and you are not afriad to take action.

  • I think the concept of luck can be dangerous, when people truly believe they are unlucky, like a self-fulfilling prophecy/lost cause.

Definitely. In the other form of luck the imagination version, if people just take the word loosely to mean they get things without working for them, then they will be more likely to think some supernatural force is controlling things thus they are impervious to failing- their luck will form when they actually crash and bounce back up. One reason I'm writing the article/book is to open awareness that luck in it's true form is the actual recipe for success and it's not handed to you.

  • I believe a lot in positive/negative energy out there in the universe...that we attract good or bad into our lives. I guess I might consider that luck is something we bring on ourselves, good or back "luck," given our state of mind

I agree, the energy is both a bit happenstance (action reaction) and planning, seeding, not seeding (bad luck or no luck?), helping others (networking? building a network that can sustain you in many ways?)... the energy exists in (beyond the spiritual meaning) a network connected by memories and perceptions across as many minds as are in your network- it's a sort of emotional internet that's integrity needs fresh content and constant nurturing- luck is nurtured and grown not so much instant (most of the time). I think state of mind is the entire enchilada (well it stimulates the real world resources that bring the good things) we associate with luck).

  • I also think luck can be a word we substitute for the phrase "get what I want." If I'm unlucky, I never get what I want. A lucky person always gets what they want. And, of course, when we wish someone luck...we are wishing them success/getting what they want.

When I wish someone luck I wish them awareness, to see the opportunities... ultimately ending up in the same place- success we want them to have success! 

Great post yourself missy!

Jerrico

chef I couldn't see any other way of showing what I was replying to quickly so I posted her bullets- if you must remove them feel free :) 


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katiem2
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on 01/07/2013

Interesting, I think luck is merely an expression referring to a variation of things, some use it to exclaim their good fortune from out of the blue while others use the term lightly in terms of karma coming to fruition.

 

 


2uesday
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on 01/07/2013

Maybe sometimes it is being in the right place at the right time or the other way around being in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

TessaSchlesinger
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on 01/08/2013

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.

For instance, if one wants to be a world class cabaret dancer and one hasn't learn to dance to an incredibly high standard, even if one meets the people who can make that happen, it's not going to happen. So luck is really when preparation meets opportunity.

Opportunity comes to us all abundantly. Most of us aren't ready for it. :)

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