Last summer, I wrote about how luck and chance are two different things.
Chance is out of our control.
Luck includes a degree of chance, but also is affected by our curiosity and hard work.
When something goes wrong, it’s easy to blame chance for it — and you might be right! If you can learn a lesson from those times, it can be very helpful, but chance may indeed have played a big part.
However, the same is also true when something goes very well. I would hope that your skill and knowledge played a role, but you need to account for chance that might have gone in your favor.
A silly example is this woman that bowled a strike. What part did chance play in making that happen?
I think it’s safe to say that while she literally bowled a strike, she can recognize that her skill was merely a tiny piece of why it worked.
Nietzsche said it best when he simply said “No victor believes in chance.“
I think that statement is generally true, but if you can fight against that desire you can learn more valuable lessons to help make your next effort even more successful.
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