You make your own luck

You make your own good luck

For a laugh, or perhaps to wind me up, one of my old newspaper colleagues sent me this photo the other day.

My nickname on the last paper I worked on was ‘Lucky Phil’ because I was always in the right place at the right time to get a good photo and story. But really, on the whole, luck didn’t come into it. And it doesn’t really come into it online either, which is why I’m writing this.

The truth of the matter  is that you make you own ‘luck’ (winning the lottery an exception). You work hard, you develop skills, you grow your knowledge of a subject, begin to master it, and one day you’ll find you’re in the right place at the right time, because you can either engineer the situation, or anticipate what will happen and be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of it (not that I let these models take advantage of me, of course)

You make your own luck, Gig. You know what makes a good loser? Practice.
Ernest Hemingway, speaking to his son Gregory


I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.   
Brian Tracy


Good luck is a residue of preparation.
Jack Youngblood


I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Stephen Leacock


To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill.
Patrick MacGill


What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.
Robertson Davies


The best of luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
Douglas MacArthur


You make your own luck. Every single minute of the day
Hitten Shah, Kissmetrics.


Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson


The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden

The day you decide to do, it is your lucky day.
Japanese Proverb



“When it comes to luck, you make your own.” Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:34:48 AM


I certainly can’t complain but I am a true believer that you make your own luck and have to grab life by the horns and go for it!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:55:30 AM


Make your own luck bitch

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:32:51 AM


“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote #quotes #success

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:14:45 AM


Diligence is the mother of good luck. ~ American Proverb #quotes

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:56:44 PM