While some people say that life is not a lottery, and winning and happiness is a choice, I beg to differ. Life in general has a lot in common with lotteries, or winning with a lottery. Before you start disagreeing with me, let me explain with just a few, maybe just a bit weird thoughts, but thoughts that I say are true.
Years ago, there were quite a few people saying that I’m lucky, and that things sort of come to me in life without me having to work for it. And at some point I actually believed what they were saying, as at first glance I actually thought the same. You know, you wake up one morning, you suddenly have a client who wants to pay you for some quick work. And the clients comes to you from out of the blue. Or you get a job offer from someone randomly without you even having to let anyone know you’re looking for a job. And they are offering you the job without any interview or anything at all.
You could call it luck. You can call winning a with a lottery luck. But the truth is that while there’s always a level of luck in play as well, it’s far from as simple as that. In order to win with the lottery, in addition to being lucky, you actually need to make the first step and play the lottery (you can make your first step to play mega millions online here). If you don’t buy the ticket, you can never be lucky and win with a lottery. Unless you believe in the numerous email lottery winnings which are probably sent to you daily bases, the lotteries you actually haven’t participated in. The lotteries that aren’t really lotteries but scam. So, all in all, to win a lottery, you need to play. And the same thing is true in case of life in general as well. Most of the time there’s not such thing as luck. Luck is based on your previous actions. The true definition of luck for me is “success or failure brought on by one’s own actions.”
The clients I have got out of nowhere are usually there because a week, month, or a year ago I have taken some actions to find them. The job offers that I have received from out of the blue have come to me because I have taken actions to make sure people know me. And based on what I have done before. And what I have learned.
Luck in life and lottery, it’s both the same. To even have the chance of being lucky in either of them, you need to have taken some action beforehand. It’s as simple as that. And winning in neither of them is guaranteed. But just for the chance, some action is needed.