Fate and Luck: Luck comes to those who act. Fate decides who wins. But acting often and acting smarter increases our odds of turning fate in our favor.
In life or in cards, we can’t win without playing.
Fate and Luck
I have had good luck and bad luck. But without work, I could not have had the luck to do so many things I enjoy.
My luck in college increased greatly when I realized that I didn’t have to be the smartest student in the room. I had to put luck on my side by doing the things that, for me, were necessary to be as successful as people smarter than I was.
I was lucky to get into Naval Officer Candidate School. However, if I had not worked hard in college, I would not have had the opportunity to apply for NOCS and become a bridge officer on the carrier, USS Midway.
Also, I had the good luck to work at two major consumer companies. However, the time and effort I put into college and into my work as an officer in the Navy paved the way for me to get an interview with these companies.
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As a business owner, I had success and frustration. I learned early on that I could not control the results. Results are about fate. However, by making more phone calls, working extra hours, adjusting to changes in technology, I had the good fortune to run a successful business for thirty years.
You Can’t Control the Results
Some you win. Some you lose. Some get rained out. The results are fate. We work hard. We do the correct things. But the world changes. Technology, industrial dynamics, economics, and other things change. Things beyond our control change.
However, you can do the things that influence the outcome. For example, poker is a game of betting on the cards you have and the cards you hope to have.
However, great poker players know as well as anyone how fate controls the outcome of a hand. Holding aces never guarantees a win. But playing the hand, and playing it smartly, increases the odds of winning. And great poker players win often.
Not only in poker, but in everything I do, I play to win. I know that taking the right action increases my chances of success.