One valuable lesson I have learnt from my father is there is nothing called luck. Whenever I go for an exam or something important he never says the mandatory ‘best of luck’ his only two words are “do well.” Once out of curiosity I happened to ask him why he never wished me luck. His reply was “because there is nothing like luck, if you have prepared well you will do well, nothing else can help you.”
I thought of it, he was right. It is us who ourselves can figure out our own luck, no angel can weave a magic wand over you when you aren’t prepared for an exam. I am just taking exams as an example here, there can be a lot more instances. Someone once said “Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don’t have the wit to deal with the problems of life.” How apt these words are, why blame luck for failures in life? If you were unlucky on a certain day, who is responsible? It obviously is YOU! If you failed with something, it implies that you lacked the thing, the factor in you to accomplish it. Luck had no role to play. A person didn’t get lucky if he is earning millions today, it was because he worked hard for it, right now we shouldn’t get into the wrong and right ways of doing things.
I come from a family that firmly believes in astrology, I do not contradict or question their believes or anyone who thinks similarly. What I think is feeding a black dog on every Saturday won’t change your destiny. Your destiny is what you make of it, what you do in your life and how you do it determines how lucky you will be and what your destiny will be. Luck and destiny are somehow co-related. Both are good if you have the right kind of attitude and a person himself is responsible for his luck and destiny.
On numerous accounts my brother and I have got into debates over the luck factor with our cousin. She somehow believes luck is the sole factor of success in life and has examples to contradict. I unfortunately can’t recall any right now but I will say the right kind of attitude and a little hard work are the sole ingredients of success. If you met with an accident you weren’t unlucky, it probably was because you weren’t driving properly, if you ran out of time in an exam it was because you didn’t learn how to manage time for that particular exam. I know most of you reading this will call me a fool and contradict me strongly, probably you are right in what you believe. But at the end of the day I will believe it wasn’t my bad luck if I failed it was my deeds that lead to the situation I might be in.