This is what people keep telling me, but I’m a serial denier; not about the fact that I have done some pretty cool stuff over the years (since this is usually when I get branded as lucky). However, I do deny the possibility that fate, karma or whatever belief system (if any) it is you follow conspired in my favour every single time something fantastic happens to me.
I keep telling people who claim I am lucky that I am no more or less special than they are and that there is plenty more they can do to nudge life in their favour, if only they realise they can!
“Oh but it’s not easy!” I hear them retort.
I never said it was easy. I just said it was not impossible and if I can steer my life to do some pretty amazing things, they could be doing them too!
Of course, out of context some of the things I’ve experienced sound pretty amazing; ‘in my wildest dreams’ stuff for many even. After all, not everyone can say they got a thank you off Kelly Jones one week when something he saw triggered his memory to want to personally thank me… then to see him again a week later and have a hug off him too.
What I do to improve my chances in life is to break down what I know I want into more manageable chunks and work on more smaller and realistic tasks… each of them building on others to ultimately achieve the bigger goal.
So many people get so blinded by the bigger picture or the unlikeliness of the final outcome that they seem to think they’ll never get there… so they don’t even try!
If they don’t even try, then they are most definitely leaving it down to just luck and of course that dream they have is likely to stay just that; a dream!
One of Kelly’s favourite messages when signing to anyone is a short “be lucky” and I’m pretty sure he’s not blessing you with luck and good fortune either - but rather aiming to inspire you go out and make things happen for yourself.
In my experience, the more you work at something you want, the luckier you are in getting it.
If only more people believed it enough to try it for themselves when I tell them that they could become just as lucky as they perceive me to be…