I am very close to my mother (which most of us are by the way) and in my early days, we often indulge in the philosophical discussion of Luck.
My mother used to say, “Kisi Ke Takdeer Mein Tadbeer Likhi Hoti Hai”.
Translation: “Some people’s luck is in their hard work”.
Since I have heard this statement numerous times it is now in my belief system and it has served me well and I am very grateful to my mother for that.
Currently, I am reading “The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership” by Richard Branson, an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Surprisingly enough he also talks about luck and success in his book. He says that he always have been considered lucky but those who say so don’t know the story behind his success.
“Isn’t it strange that the only people who take a lot of risks become lucky enough to be successful in their endeavors”, says Richard.
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity and preparation come from hard work indeed. Thank you, Ammi for instilling hard work in my belief system.