People should be aware of their strenghts, realizing that strenghts are a gift by nature, but also a result of stamina. Then, luck is blind, but this doesn't justify people who don't put effort in anything, nweither in study or work and then complain for their condition.
Whatever your fate is, keep on fighting!
I was born lower middle class in the USA. I worked summer jobs, helped my family, went on to work my way through college and then law school. Today, i am doing fine, and consider myself fortunate "or lucky." I still work 6 days a week. Those who I know who did not do this, are not as fortunate.
As the harder you work the more experience you get in your task and the chances of your success becomes more and we just say that it's because of luck. You can take many examples from the history also, many great Scientists had got not because of luck but because of their hard work
If you work hard and make yourself an asset to your company, you will be able to negotiate your benefits and remuneration. The problem is that most people who read that quote believe in luck that is magically be stood upon other people, however the person saying this quote probably doesn't believe in luck at all but would rather appease people who do by saying hard work helped...
According to my point of view, i think that it's not the luck that we can extract from working hard . When we work hard we should be adamant in ourself . As in today's rough and tough world nothing is possible without hard work but that doesn't make us luckier that conforms the that we can get some job or some work somewhere to earn our livelihood . BY : karanbir singh ,amritsar , INDIA
Back in the times of slavery, slaves worked pretty hard. That didn't make them lucky at all. Also, somebody who is born a white male to rich American parents is going to be far luckier than a black male born to poor African parents, reguardless of how hard they work. It's a cruel unfortunate fact. You are born with a certain amount of luck, and that luck determines how much output you get for your input. For example, if an african child is born to poor parents, his work only keeps him alive... Barely. If an American, or British, or any western child is born to rich parents, the same amount of output could get him a college acceptance.
While the 1950s might have us believe otherwise, there is no correspondence of how hard one works to how lucky one is. Luck is an arbitrary occurrence of fair fortune to which we superstitiously assign a sense of determinism, when, in fact, there is no significance whatsoever. Hard work cannot influence fortune. Nothing can influence fortune.
Luck is a myth; it doesn't exist. When a beginner gets it right, we call it "beginner's luck," when they get it wrong we say, "well, they're just a beginner." Probability shows that some beginners are bound to get it right, even by mistake. It isn't luck, it's just bound to happen sometimes. Its the same with other kinds of luck; its all confirmation bias.
To reach some form of achievement in any competitive activity you need to study a lot. Because when you go against someone that has an in-depth knowledge of a field and you don't you get trampled.
Before I go to the chess example I will say that the universal situation where luck is excluded but may seem to favor someone a lot is the finding of the words necessary to speak in a foreign language. For someone less fluent the better skill of someone else starting at the same time in the past from scratch with a foreign language, finding the correct words each and every time may seem a succession of lucky events. 'Oh he's lucky. The teacher never corrected him.'
I remember plenty of times when playing chess at an amateur level that I felt like my better opponent was being lucky in finding good continuations. Over time I have come to realize that many times the ideas that were utilized to crush me were quite simple for someone more experienced. And eventually recognize that there was no luck in the way things were unfolding. Nowadays I have many times experienced the reverse where I am the better player. And I have received messages claiming how lucky I was when things were really simple for me.