Luck or Effort?
Today I wanted to talk to you about luck, life, and positivity. *Disclaimer this is the first blog I have no research to back up except my own life experience.*
Growing up my mom told me that there was no such thing as luck. We made our own luck. Not fully understanding what she meant my child self started life, basically manifesting good things. I knew good things were going to happen because if I was/am able to produce any luck at all, clearly I'm lucky. I was incredibly confident during this period of my life. As I got older, I realized that my mom had meant a person's work ethic and planning was their luck. Everyone is responsible for planning for the bad times even in the good times. Being willing to always put in 100% of yourself to achieve your dreams. That was your luck. I have always considered myself to be a naturally lucky person. Don't get me wrong, bad things have happened, I wasn't handed a silver spoon. But overall I tend to lean on the good side of the scale. My husband… not so much…
When I got married, I started wondering why he seems to be so naturally unlucky, but I seemed to be so naturally lucky. We can be placed in the same exact situation and it will turn out good for me and it will turn out bad for him. I was incredibly intrigued by this concept.
After a lot of consideration, I think both my childhood self and my mom were correct. Half of luck is the work you put into yourself and half of your luck is your belief in the end results. If you believe that good things are going to happen, that you're going to achieve whatever you're wanting in life. You will. If you don't truly believe that you're going to achieve it. If you have any doubt in the back of your mind, if you feel like you're not good enough to have whatever you're looking for, you're self-sabotaging and you won't get it. You won't receive the blessings that the universe is trying to give you. Try staying open minded and letting the universe bring you good things.