Are Some People Just Luckier Than Others? – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday September 23, 2009

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Earl Wilson once said, “Success is a matter of luck. Just ask any failure.” The concept of luck can be very disempowering for some people. To the casual observer, luck seems to grace the lives of some while leaving others out in the cold.

Wilson’s quote does describe the mindset of many unhappy, unsuccessful people. They look at those who have what they want – happiness or success – and attribute it to pure chance. Further, they conclude the Universe has chosen not to bless them with that luck. They walk through life feeling cheated and that life is somehow unjust.

Is this an accurate view of luck or is luck something that is predictable by how a person observes the events in his or her life?

Former Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz said,”I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see And pursuing that vision.”

In this brief video, Ben Sherwood offers an interesting perspective on luck and who becomes lucky.

Stay inspired!

2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”


About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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One Response to Are Some People Just Luckier Than Others? – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday September 23, 2009

  1. Victor says:

    I like the following on the subject of luck: “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”.

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