Sometimes I say that I’m a lucky person and people tend to get really pissed about that. The truth is, I AM a lucky guy. I could have been born 20 years earlier in the Soviet Union like my dadwhich means I wouldn’t have come to America until I was in my mid-20s. The luck here is that if I were born any earlier it would have put me far behind the 8-ball for what I’m currently trying to accomplish.
Whether you think I’m lucky or not, the truth is that this all boils down to perspective. The fact that I was born during the Cold War, a time where Israel and America teamed up to make a deal with Russia so people like me could escape political asylum, was lucky. The timing and circumstances of this all allowed me to come to America to live the “American Dream” which I believe definitely has a level of luck to it. (And in case you’re wondering, I was traded to the States for wheat. Yes, WHEAT.)
But no, I can’t and I won’t attribute all of my successes to luck. In fact, my success is a culmination of many things. I’m “lucky” because I have confidence in who I am as a person, and when I want something to happen, I work my ass off to execute. So not only do I possess that confidence, that bravado, but I also have the skills and the hustler-mentality to get it done. I don’t think you can be taught to work your FACE off. I just think that that fight, that fire, is something that lives within you, and it’s up to you to use it to your advantage or not.
And so, at the end of the day, we make our own luck. Like a fine wine, being successful comes from a mixture of things; A blend of luck, confidence, and hustle. A nice little Meritage if you will 🙂 So as long as you have the right perspective in mind and you leverage your skill-set as best you can, with a little bit of sweat, LUCK, and serendipity, success is sure to find its way.
Thanks for reading! Feeling lucky after reading this? Go ahead and share some of this luck with somebody you care about 😉