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Monday, March 19, 2007

L-U-C-K: What is it?

What is "luck" anyway? I have been taught a few ways to look at luck that have served me well. Perhaps they will serve you as well.

First is as an acronym, Living Under Correct Knowledge. What most people perceive as chance to others seems as if it should be expected. This latter group are those who believe they create their life thus pull in whatever they need in order to reach their goals. It's a line of belief very much in harmony with things like "The Secret." You decide on something, visualize it, then take action as if it is happening expecting everything to fall into place.

The next saying is "Luck is where preparation and opportunity meet. You have to be the right person at the right time in the right place." Here again you are doing something to kind of create your luck. It is a matter of whom you are becoming. Develop yourself and learn to watch for opportunity.

There is also the popular "born under a lucky star." Those who seem blessed no matter what. On flip side those who "can't seem to catch a lucky break." Life just keep piling more and more of the same on them.

So, do we attract the favor of the Universe of is it randomly assigned? I don't know. Personally, I have never found the proverbial pot of gold but I do live in a free country in a warm home with a healthy family. We have bills, dirty dishes and laundry to do which means we have life happening, food and clothing. For most of the world, that is lucky. So maybe "luck," after all, is simply an attitude of how you choose to see your present situation.

I am pretty lucky.

Note: This article is also published at


Anonymous Cathy B said...

That is a nice way to look at things. We create our own luck.

Wed Mar 21, 11:04:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Marcos said...

To quote a favorite movie: Chance favors the prepared mind.

Definitely agree.

Thu Mar 22, 01:13:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Karl said...

To quote a movie?!!!! Marcos, you're quoting Louis Pasteur. Welcome to another unreliable corner of the internet...

Sun Jun 03, 07:21:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True luck is only involved in matters of pure chance as in the flip of a coin.Being prepared takes work not luck. As for chance opportunitys that is a mystery.

Fri Dec 07, 08:23:00 PM MST  
Blogger builder113 said...

Anonymous even a coin toss can be mathimatica over time. other wise its 50%. find an event out side a mathamatical solution and thers luck. Of course there is always the possibility of divine intervention in any situation if you believe!

Thu Sep 04, 09:13:00 PM MDT  

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