The Secret to Being Lucky (Warning this post contains spoilers)

Good morning and happy weekend. I hope that you had a fabulous week, I know I did. I have been thinking about a conversation I overheard in the hallway a few weeks ago. I overheard one kid talk to another kid about the Acalympics Leaderboard. He said that the Loggerhead team was lucky, because they scored so many points. I had to kind of giggle at that, because I bet luck had nothing to do with it. But then it dawned on me, maybe people don’t know the secret of how to be lucky. So, WARNING, if you want to believe that luck happens randomly to random people, quit reading this post now! However, if you want to discover the secret to being lucky, and are up for a challenge, keep reading. 😉

I have to be honest with you, I used to agree with Obi Wan Kenobi. Remember when he said “In my experience there is no such thing as luck?

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I always thought that, what people perceived as luck, was in all honesty, the effort of work that had been done just in case an opportunity came up. So, that is why I giggled when that kid said the Loggerhead Team was lucky to score so many points. Luck had nothing to do with it, they just worked hard! A personal experience with this is, people told me that I was lucky to have a website. I can not begin to tell you how many hours, I have worked on putting it together. I will tell you I worked on it for over a year, before I got it running. I ran into all kinds of problems, and felt like quitting several times.

However, I came across a quote from our 3rd president, Thomas Jefferson. He said “I am a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the luckier I am”. I realized, I just discovered the secret to being lucky!

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The harder you work to be prepared, the luckier you are! I don’t want you just believe me though, I want you to prove this to yourself. Remember when I asked you if you were up for a challenge? Here it is.

Think of goal that you want to accomplish. It can be something small like reading Treasure Island or mastering 5 scales on the clarinet 🙄. Or you can go big, with a big goal. Write down where you are starting and where you want to go with the goal. Talk about your goals (talking about your goals seem to make them more real), and set aside time every day to work towards your goals. Even if it is only 10 minutes, do something everyday to get closer to it. At the end of 1 month, write about how much progress you have made towards your goal. I bet you will surprise yourself. Even a series of small steps get you further to succeeding than no steps at all. I bet when you tell people how much progress you made, they might say that you are lucky. 😉

Okay, I have to run. I have a concert today. Wish me luck (hahaha I couldn’t resist that.) 😂 I am ready for this concert, I have practiced a lot for it.

Have a great day! Go play http://acalympics.com/

2 thoughts on “The Secret to Being Lucky (Warning this post contains spoilers)”

  1. Thanks, Karstan, for the pep talk about reaching our goals thru hard work. So many days in winter I look out the window at clouds & rain and think ‘oh maybe I’ll be able to ride my horse tomorrow’. But he really needs to have something done with him to further his training EVERY DAY if he’s ever to be a well trained partner & I need to further my own riding goals to become better and better to be the best partner I can be for him. Skills do not magically appear by luck; they take heart & desire & dedication and a love for what we’re doing. Good for you for learning this & living it !!!

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  2. Very funny!😂 I think that Obi Wan Kenobi said it best! Thank you for the advice… it has been proven. I just beat Acalympics twice through hard work. I worked hard and I “magically received luck.”

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