Luck is For Leprechauns

“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.” – Blaise Pascal

Imagine if somehow, through a miraculous occurrence, you’d be offered the chance to get what you want most out of life. Your heart’s desire. Right here, right now.

Would you take it?

No strings attached, no soul-selling required.

But would you take it? Would you want to get all that you ever wished for right now?

Would you be able to hold on to it? Appreciate it?

Do you have the knowledge, experience, mental state, support system, friends to keep this dream come true a reality?

Think about this next time you feel like complaining about how hard it is, how other people are always luckier, how this and that and some other stuff are always keeping you from getting what you want.

Because it’s not about what you want, it’s about becoming the kind of person who deserves it. It’s about the journey to becoming the type of person who embodies the qualities required to get that out of life.

That is all there is.

It’s not the destination, but rather the journey.

It’s not the victory, but the struggle that pleases us.

The more we fight, the more we appreciate when we win.

It’s not the success, but the overcoming of failure…

The more you work, the harder you fight, the luckier you get. This is something you should never forget.


4 thoughts on “Luck is For Leprechauns

  1. There is an old wise saying ‘ you were in the right place at the right time ‘ and it makes clear that some luck is involved in everything. A man can work hard to find he is not good enough and he may have to turn down his expectancy to match his ability.
    I’m 76 and retired but let’s suppose as a young man Inset my sights on becoming a nuclear physicist . I would have failed because I have not got the ability . It is this matching of ability to possibility that is called career guidance.


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