Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 0
One of my professors said belief in luck was the same thing as belief in fortune. I won't argue about that one. It does provide the same sort of comfort. If luck is the decisive factor, then improving your
technique, learning from the past, etc., is relatively unimportant.

I've always thought luck primarily consisted of the wisdom to recognize an opportunity and the guts to take advantage of it. Random "luck" is extremely rare, IMO, and one of the most common excuses for not living up to your abilities.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.