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How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh they are so lucky!” or “That person always wins. They must have some real luck on their side.” Yeah… I’m sure we have all heard these things. I have to agree with you that it does sometimes seem that some people are luckier than the rest of us. Sometimes it also seems like luck has skipped over us and has gone unfairly to the next person. Somehow, that person right over there on the other side of the fence, standing on that greener grass, always seems to be luckier than us, wouldn’t you agree?

Well, I have some news for you. It is good news, so I guess in a way, today is our lucky day, right? Well, here it is: Luck doesn’t just skip over people and then land on just a few of the ‘chosen’ ones. Even if our past experiences with luck have led us to believe that luck mostly skips us and only lands on someone else, I’m here to tell you that that phenomenon really isn’t true!

I have some more good news… Ready? Life is a do it yourself project. We all have to work hard to create our own luck. Nobody is delivering luck. Luck is not a pizza. Luck is hard work and thorough preparation meeting opportunity. Period. Nobody is coming to do our hard work for us. And even if someone was coming to do our hard work for us, then that would result in them being better prepared over us when opportunity knocks. And you can bet that they will also be quicker than us to answer that knock. Even worse, this other lucky person will get lucky right under our noses, and I can guarantee you that that will really stink for us.

Now please share with the rest of us how you plan to use Granddaddy’s secret of,  ”Creating your own luck to become luckier!”

 

Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

Author of the Granddaddy’s Secrets book series

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