QOTW: Luck

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Registered: 11-03-2008
QOTW: Luck
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Sun, 05-02-2010 - 10:31pm
Do you believe in luck, either good or bad? If something good happens do you attribute it to hard work and perseverance or are you more inclined to believe that it was just "dumb luck"? If something bad happens to think that it was because someone did something wrong or it was an accident or it was the "luck of the draw"? Can we make our own luck, either bad or good? Do we have influence on the kind of luck that we have?
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Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 3:48am

Do you believe in luck, either good or bad?

Yes.



If something good happens do you attribute it to hard work and perseverance or are you more inclined to believe that it was just "dumb luck"?


If I worked very hard on it it's due to my hard work and perseverance. If I didn't work for it that much or not at all, it's fortuitous.



If something bad happens to think that it was because someone did something wrong or it was an accident or it was the "luck of the draw"?


Bad luck does happen. How to explain seven car accidents that I was in in a period of 2 years, with different cars, different drivers (I don't drive) and different countries? Some people, though, are not plagued by bad luck but suffer from ignorance or laziness and reap the results.



Can we make our own luck, either bad or good? Do we have influence on the kind of luck that we have?

I believe so, yes. Creating our own luck means being in charge with our lives; opening our eyes, ears and hearts to opportunities; wanting to take a risk and putting in the necessary work into it.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 3:45pm

Do you believe in luck, either good or bad? === yes

If something good happens do you attribute it to hard work and perseverance or are you more inclined to believe that it was just "dumb luck"? If something bad happens to think that it was because someone did something wrong or it was an accident or it was the "luck of the draw"? === a little of each, I think. There is always the right place, right time (and conversely right place, wrong time) aspect of things that can affect the outcome no matter HOW hard one works

Can we make our own luck, either bad or good? Do we have influence on the kind of luck that we have? === I think we can influence out luck by hard work and perseverance. We may not be able to negate bad luck, and we may not be able to enhance good luck, but we certainly can shift the balance from bad to good, or at least less bad...



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Registered: 04-17-2007
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 6:59pm
I use the word 'luck' but I"m not sure I believe it's just accidental. I think some people attract more of what we think of as luck. I also think things we think are bad luck aren't necessarily so. If we reframe it, we may see it as better than it seemed - or there may be things in the background that we may never know.













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~~ Julia Child










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Registered: 12-27-1999
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 10:25pm

Do you believe in luck, either good or bad? Yes


If something good happens do you attribute it to hard work and perseverance or are you more inclined to believe that it was just "dumb luck"? If something bad happens to think that it was because someone did something wrong or it was an accident or it was the "luck of the draw"? Can we make our own luck, either bad or good? Do we have influence on the kind of luck that we have?


I have to answer these as a cluster.

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