Do You Believe in Luck?
Have you thought about this much before? Whether you believe in luck or not has the potential to drastically change your life. Before I answer this question myself, I want to pinpoint 2 different definitions for “luck” in Western culture today.
- Luck is something we have no power over. It’s just a synonym for “coincidence” and means that you were in the right place at the right time, or said the right thing and so on.
- Luck is something we CAN control. It’s somewhat of a synonym for being in God’s favor and means we have earned it through what some might call “karma.”
Now that we got those two definitions for luck out of the way, is there one that you believe exists more than the other? I don’t think we can deny that coincidence is a real thing. Sometimes things just work out our way because we, well, were lucky. But what about being in God’s favor? A lot of me wants to believe that that side of luck is true, too, but there’s no way I can know for sure. If there’s a way to control our luck, I think it would be a highly kept secret. Maybe some of the stuff Bob Proctor teaches has to do with this. That’s just speculation.
Now without speculating further, let me tell you what I believe. I highly believe in our first definition of luck, but I also believe it’s possible for us to control where we are at what times and so therefore I’m kind of combining the two definitions together when I say coincidences aren’t random. If we go back in time and see why we were in the right place at the right time, we will find that a series of decisions we made that led us up to that point. But is that luck? I’ll leave you to decide…