This post is supposed to be a response to Russell Davison who in a comment to one of my posts, “Six Figure Pro-Blogging Secrets Uncovered!” said,
“The other point that I’d like to make is that there is a similarity between bloggers and musicians. There are millions of musicians in the world who earn (say) just $1000 per month from playing live. However, there are hundreds of musicians who earn (say) $2,000,000 per month from playing live.
The well-paid musicians aren’t necessarily better artists, they’re just lucky. It’s the same with bloggers”
In trying to respond to that comment I realized that there is so much to say about LUCK when it comes to success. I personally believe that success in anything in life is not about LUCK but your preparation, determination and readiness to take action.
But instead of just putting my thoughts as a reply to that comment, I thought it wise to bring it up as a post so everyone will have the opportunity of discussing this.
Everyone Truly Desire Goodluck, But…
As we begin this discussion, I want to draw our attention briefly to an episode from the classic,[amazon_link id=”956291254X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] The Richest Man In Babylon [/amazon_link]by George S. Clason. If you're familiar with the book you already know that it's a book that is pragmatic on creating wealth. In one of the chapters, “Meet the Goddess of Goodluck,” Classon relates an interesting story that is similar with what we want to do here.
There, the topic of LUCK was considered from every sides open to the discussants, from the gaming tables to legitimate businesses like trading and farming. At the end their conclusion was, “men of action are favored by the goddess of goodluck!” As Arkad, the richest man in babylon (the hero of the book) put it,
“Now, suppose we consider our trades and businesses. Is it not natural if we conclude a profitable transaction to consider it not good luck but a just reward for our efforts?”
Now, I must say that is my take, goodluck is actually you being in the right place at the right time and with the right knowledge to act on the opportunity at hand! So without you being prepared opportunities may come to you and you will never be able to act on them and what others may have called luck, if you've acted and received an outstanding reward, will definitely pass you by! 🙂 You may also want to read again my previous post about my Easter reflections where I said reaping definitely follows sowing. The point is, if you don't sow, you don't expect any reaping!
Can you now see why I really do not believe in the idea of LUCK? Any way I'm leaving the floor for you, let the comments flow. Let's know what you think about this topic. Do you think many probloggers succeeded because of luck?