Gateway to Confusion: Luck and Success

Gateway to Confusion: Luck and Success

One of the things that I’m actually perplexed about is the necessity of luck’ to be successful. Now I know that to understand the meaning of luck, you’d have to truly define the meaning of ‘success’.

Which to be honest, is nothing but subjective.

To me, success is the feeling of increased pleasure. That little burst of contentment livening you up like a million fireworks exploding at once. Such a feeling can even last 2 seconds. Yet just those 2 seconds can sometimes be the only available supply to clean yourself of a frown.

I know we usually associate success with money more than it should be identified with the feelings of happiness or satisfaction. Rather these feelings are only thought to be present after wealth has made an appearance. In doing so, success has been made into something only people wrapped in never ending money can have access to.

Hence on our own, we put intimidation into what was meant to be just simple fireworks.

And this is where luck comes in.

Because you see, this is why we seek luck. Like it being the magical key that will let you into the upper level to finally believe that success is not out of your reach. Because when you’re walking around with a blindfold, you need someone to remind you of the crates awaiting to blow up into a million colors.

Thinking about all this messed up stuff, I think I’ve come to a somewhat understandable conclusion: when we humans say “that person is so lucky“, I think what we actually mean is that the said person did not necessarily achieve success but that he or she achieved in understanding the real meaning of success.

Because once that is done, it is only just a matter of time before the sky is lit.

 

-Toto

2 Comments

  • ricodilello

    November 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm Reply

    I hate it when successful people say that they were lucky! Success comes from making the right choices. Hard work, determination, improving your knowledge and create your own luck!!

  • tinkererofwords

    November 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm Reply

    agreed! 😀
    Also, thank you for your wonderful feedback 🙂

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