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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
-- Epictetus


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Make your luck

Wish for good luck, and you’ll likely end up disappointed. Make your own luck, and you’ll make it as good as you can imagine.

Fulfillment does not just come to you out of nowhere. The fulfillment you experience in your life is the fulfillment you choose to create.

It might be comforting to chalk up your failures to bad luck. However, it is much more empowering to quickly and eagerly accept responsibility for all your outcomes.

Sure, it is helpful to have outside factors working on your behalf. And the best way to make that happen is to get your own committed efforts working on your behalf.

Let go of the notion that luck is something that randomly happens to you. Embrace the powerful reality that comes from making your own luck.

Nothing is going to magically bring an ideal life to you, and yet, the magic is there nonetheless. Because the magic is in you, and in your ability to make your life the way you want it to be.

— Ralph Marston

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