The illusion of luck

The illusion of luck

Everything in our lives is a result. Even the way we see the good or bad things is the result of our mindset. Most people believe that some results are happening because of luck.

When we think about luck, there is a question we have to consider from the beginning

Is luck a social and human idea, something that exists only in our imagination, an idea people really want to believe, in spite it’s lacking any physical manifestation in the real world?

We might think that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were lucky to be born at the right time in history, to become successful. Both of them were born in 1955, and they had the right age when the digital revolution began. We might think that this was simply… luck. But is it?

These two individuals were not the only people born in that period. They are simply the exception.

If we believe that success is based on luck, then think about it like this. What if every business, country, or organization could be reorganized and all those involved would have their names on a piece of paper and place in a hat. The first name drawn would be the president, the second one the vice president, and so on down the chain of leadership.

Do you think that this sounds stupid? It is exactly how luck works.

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“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”— Oprah Winfrey

The good news is that things are not happening like that, they are happening based on a cause, not simply on a thing that is called “luck”. Everything that happens, at every moment in our lives, is simply the result of a cause. This is called The law of cause and effect.

Every effect has a specific and definite cause. Every cause has a specific and definite effect

It is true that the cause or its effects are not always obvious and easy to determine, but that doesn’t make it false.

The people that are happy, fulfilled and successful, rise to the top of any career, occupation, business because of their superior attitude toward that thing, because of their involvement and applied for hard work. They don’t end up there because they were simply lucky.

Some people say that others are lucky because they are picked from the crowd and selected as leaders. Even if apparently they were selected for a reason, that’s not obvious or right to our belief system, their selection is simply the result of a relationship-building methodology. Building relationship with other people is hard work, it involves time, effort, focus, and determination.

Samuel Goldwyn illustrates this fact gracefully saying “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

Now it’s YOUR turn

  1. Do you believe in luck? What is it for you?
  2. Can you think of something in your life that is not a result of a definite cause?


Through this article series, we are helping you build a solid mindset. We are strong believers that once we can understand a subject, we can engage with the idea or refuse it altogether. Both ways are helping us grow and develop our own way of seeing the world.

In the end, everything starts with us, with our mind, our self, and even our stories. Choose to act now on Studylia.

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