Click “When I won the world cup at France 98, people would approach me and say you are so lucky to win the world cup against Brazil.... lucky? Luck doesn't fall from the sky and hit you. You have to provoke it!" Emmanuel Petit- World cup winner.
I bumped into an ex colleague recently and we got to chatting about this, that and the other. The subject of work came up and I mentioned how I get up around 9 o'clock to start work. She said 'You're so lucky, I have to get up at 6am'
This is not luck. I created this life for myself through choices, decisions and actions. Some good and some not so, but ultimately I created the life I see before me. Luck doesn’t come into it. Someone didn’t come up to me and hand me this life. Now that’s what I would call lucky.
A while back I was speaking to an old friend of mine and he said that I was lucky because i always fall on my feet.
Now, the idiom ‘To fall on your feet’ translates as to be lucky in finding a good position, job, place etc. I have never found myself in this position. Yes, I have achieved success in most areas I have dedicated myself to but that was through sheer determination, discipline, sacrifices and I have the scars to prove it. I have seized opportunities. I created this life.
I have had conversations with people about the work I do as a Life Coach and Mentor, and what I charge for my services and yes, It's true, I do get to work with amazing clients, and I help to positively impact their lives, but when people tell me I’m lucky to do what I do, and then follow up the comment with ‘I wish I could do something like that’ I say to myself, really? And the iceberg effect comes to mind.
It’s not from luck or sheer chance that I am doing this profession. I’ve studied hard, worked unsocial hours, neglected relationships and the list continues, but as I've said before....it is not luck. I created my financial status and professional standing albeit through trials and tribulations. I created this life.
"There is no such thing as being unlucky. You create your own luck".
These words were uttered to me by an old life coach of mine when I told him I was struggling to reach my targets, because I was having what I claimed was bad luck at that moment in time.
At the time I found his words quite harsh and unsympathetic to my situation. This was my life coach speaking.
Where was the compassion? I thought.
I had just had my Facebook account hacked, my bank account had just been robbed, I had also just broken up with my then partner, and I was having serious workplace issues.
But on reflection he was right I was using the events that had happened as an excuse to allow me to wallow in self-pity, excuses and blame. I was telling myself I was unlucky and there was nothing I could do about it.
I had to make a decision to fix as best I could the current issues I was facing and then start creating opportunities for me to achieve my goals.
And that’s what I do, I create opportunities, I create them out of nothing. Well that’s not strictly true, I think,…I think to myself, ‘what opportunities can I create?’, ‘How can I make my goals reality?’ and then I create opportunities and take action until it happens, however long it takes and then lo and behold ‘luck’ happens when opportunity meet preparation.
We create our own luck through our thoughts and subsequent actions.
When I was a kid we were poor. Poorer than everyone I knew. We had no money. I didn't create that.
When I was a 19 I was unemployed and I was claiming benefits wishing I was lucky. I had no job, no money and no prospects. I created that.
At 23, after a bout of depression, I realised life wasn’t about parties and pulling women and I made a decision to make something of myself. I started studying at college. I started to create a new life for myself.
In my life I have fulfilled many, many ambitions and goals from being a football coach, a jungle MC in Tenefife, performance poet, writer, singer, children’s entertainer, community board member, relationship expert and much more. If you know me you would know some of those achievements didn’t seem possible when I started out with the idea but I put my mind to it and then made it possible by creating it.
The life you see before you is the life you created for yourself. We are all in control of our life through our thoughts, choices and actions.
If you are a person that tells yourself ‘I’m unlucky, nothing works out for me’ you will see that life unfold before your eyes.
If you find yourself wishing you were lucky, replace the wishing with determination, and try saying instead ‘How can I create the luck I deserve?’
Your mind will open up like a parachute and give you, ideas and possibilities. Then all you have to do is take them, create them, take action and watch as the ‘luck’ unfolds.
I hope you enjoyed this article......I created it