Luck, preparation, opportunity. “Luck is when preparation meets…

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Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader and teacher who became a self-made millionaire by the age of 22 by trading $12,415 of bar mitzvah money. After becoming disenchanted with the hedge fund world, he established the Tim Sykes Trading Challenge to teach aspiring traders how to follow his trading strategies. He’s been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and more. He’s also an active philanthropist and environmental activist, a co-founder of Karmagawa, and has donated millions of dollars to charity. Read More

When was preparation meets opportunity Purpose discovered

Answered By: Carl Foster Date: created: Dec 27 2020

At First Workings, our unofficial motto is a quote attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” You need to buy a ticket to win the lottery. You need to put yourself in a position to have luck.

Asked By: Benjamin Coleman Date: created: Oct 21 2020

How Important is Luck to Career Success?

People usually say that when preparation meets opportunities, luck is by your side. Luck has several definitions and each individual has its own versions.

Now if you ask, does luck leads to career success?

My answer would be 50% YES and 50% NO.

YES, because luck is also an important factor for success.

NO, because luck is not the only factor and completely depending on it is a mere waste of time and opportunity at hand. To achieve success, you need to have talent, skills, hard work and the right strategies used at the right time.

Professor Richard Wiseman, a public psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire and author of The Luck Factor states that people who believe that they are lucky are more successful in life than people who believe they are unlucky.

The basic key here is that, if your work is effective and best, then luck will surely play its part, thus leading you to acquire success.

Through the studies done by Professor Wiseman, there are few principles of luck that he has derived. They are,

  • People who feel lucky always create and work on opportunities
  • They take more successful decisions by going by their gut feeling
  • Never move back fearing failures and take more planned risks
  • Learn from their experiences and work hard to reap a good fortune.

Luck is a trait which only resides with the one who is confident about himself and willing to work hard to achieve success, be it in life or career.

What is the difference between luck and opportunity

Answered By: David Taylor Date: created: Nov 26 2020

In looking through quotes and researching this topic luck is not for the passive individuals, luck is for those who take inspired action with the proper mindset and a clear focus. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Asked By: Cyrus Foster Date: created: Feb 03 2021

Preparation Means Readiness

maintenance planOnce you have selected high-quality fire-prevention equipment, an effective maintenance plan must be included as part of the overall integrated fire prevention plan. Quality prevention products require proper maintenance to ensure readiness.

Preparation means batteries in alarms must always stay operational. Extinguishers should always be in a secure place, but there can be maintenance issues with the seals as a result of pressure build up over time. Preparation requires maintenance checks on all fire-prevention equipment.

Other “luck” scenarios may be applied to those that avoided serious loss of important documents when a fire damage is significant. Again, those that were prepared with fire-proof storage of essential documents were really just mitigating a serious risk.

Why take the risk and hope to get lucky? Far better to invest in the right equipment and training, thus be prepared for the uncertainty.

Trading Challenge: Where Preparation Meets Opportunity

There’s no magic formula for getting rich. There’s no magic formula for learning everything right away. You can’t download the information like you see in movies. But you can work to speed up your learning curve…

My Challenge students get two to four live webinars every single week. That speeds up your learning curve. They also get access to the best trading chat room I’ve seen anywhere. That speeds up your learning curve.

The Trading Challenge is the best way I know to help you get prepared. And it’s where you see, again and again, how preparation meets opportunity. Matt, Kyle, and Jack aren’t the only ones. So many other students are crushing it in this market.

Apply for the Trading Challenge today. Come ready to work. No lazy losers allowed.

More Resources to Prepare for Opportunity

If you want more resources…

It’s imperative that you read “The Complete Penny Stock Course” by my student Jamil. All the big profits lately are due to preparation meeting opportunities.

Access my FREE penny stock guide here.

Get my “How To Make Millions” guide. All profits go to charity. Speaking of which, before we wrap up this edition…

Importance of Luck in our Life:

Luck has a significant role in life either in a positive or negative way. There can be no specific pattern of how luck has changed life from time to time, but it has played a significant role in a few things which have changed life totally upside down.

For instance, in day to day life for every minute around 105 people die out of starvation.

Do you think the world does not have enough food to feed them?.

Well we all know the answer, we waste food a lot and it happens all over the world. But, why these innocent people have to die out of starvation.

Of course, it is the misfortune of those people to become prey without food.

It might be a little depressing to accept the fact, that luck plays a significant role in life inspite of putting lot of effort or determination in doing any task.

But, the reality is it also contributes to life accomplishments. It has never lessened our efforts to do things but added along with our efforts.

We have to accept that there are many things in the world which are out of the control of human life. Right from birth to death we have so many things taking place without our influence.

It is never like our own confidence, efforts, and struggle in doing things have gone in vain but luck helps to do things, enables us to cope up with bad luck around us.

One good example of luck in life is we might have few people who come into our lives just to help us to do things better.

Irrespective of other things, luck has helped us a bit to get a good maths teacher who helped us to ease the subject, the best baseball coach who made your talent shine brighter or be it, life partner, it has played a significant role.

There is a famous speech by Mr. Michael Lewis who is a very successful author who wrote books like ‘Liar’s Poker‘, ‘Money Ball‘, ‘The Big Short‘ etc. This speech is about, how luck had played a significant role in life.

In this speech, he made a clear depiction of what luck means to him in his life. He tells luck is something which is the difference between a successful person and a non-successful person who is equally talented and has the same confidence level.

He adds, that we should be thankful to the Lord who has made us lucky enough to get the opportunities in life apart from the efforts we put in all and the experience he got through the financial lessons he learned.

We have to accept that all people in this world do not get the right chance at the right time and he too believed that lucked has played a role.

Ways to Create Your Own Luck:

Here are a few tips on how to be extremely lucky, which further leads to attaining career success.

  • Work on your potential
  • Be adaptable to new things
  • Being flexible to new changes
  • Effective networking
  • Go by your intuition
  • Aim higher
  • Think big

Slap in the Face Time!

Are you ready for the most important reality of all this?

I don’t think you are ready. Hell, I’m not ready!

There is absolutely no gaurantee that all your hard work, all your effort, all the time and money you spend on your craft will amount to any success! Zero, zilch, nada!

Tell me, are you ready to regularly post quality content to Steemit for 3 months and make $75? How about $50, or $25? I hope that is not the reality for any of us, but it is a REAL possibility.

If you cannot digest that possibility then deep down you may not be creating content you are passionate about. You may be driven just by the potential financial success and I’m telling you that won’t be enough.

I tell you this because I’ve lived it

I was a equity daytrader for more than 5 years. I loved it. I loved everything about studying stock charts, analyzing trends and reading the tape everyday and every night. For five years I scrapped by making a living, always feeling so close to that next big $$$ success.

It never happened though. Eventually life took me another direction. I have no regrets though. I loved what I was doing at the time and it’s made me a super knowledgeable "mom and pop investor" these days.

The quote "happiness is in the journey not the destination." Cliche but something to live by!!!

Find whatever it is that makes you feel that way, that is your passion!

Best wishes in your pursuit of happiness, Mitchell J


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