hard work or luck for success

@tenrajj (913)
Bhutan
March 18, 2011 9:12am CST
Some people simply say, "when people succeed, it is because of hard work, luch has nothing to do with success". what you guys think? When people succeed, it is because of hard work, but luck also plays a role. Hard work can invite good luck. When it comes to success, luck can mean being in the right place to meet someone, or having the right skills to get job done. It might mean turning down an offer and then having a better offer come along. Nothing can replace hard work, but working hard also means you are preparing yourself for oppertunity and opportunity very often depends on luck.
23 responses
@Madmax73 (280)
• Romania
18 Mar 11
In my opinion, first comes the luck, then comes the hard work to take advantage of that luck that you get.
@tenrajj (913)
• Bhutan
24 Mar 11
Wow! that seems to be more thoughtfull. Infect we are lucky. Then we must put lots of hard work for succeeding. Hard work really seems to be key to the success and it is said the hard work will always be rewarded.
@Madmax73 (280)
• Romania
20 Mar 11
We are lucky every day and in every moment, we are all lucky that we open our eyes in the morning.
@tenrajj (913)
• Bhutan
19 Mar 11
But do you think a luck will come before hardwork? What does luck depends upon? M not really sure. Hard work or luck first? It is like asking egg or hen first. lol
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Hard work doesn't alway mean success. Some people base success on happiness. The key I think is to know what you want and go for it. I've found along my life's journey that happiness with myself is success. When it comes to work, I give 100% but the true success comes when I get home to my husband. Being a top notch CEO means nothing if your not happy. Best Wishes in Lifes Journey!
@chuyins123 (2119)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
Hi tenrajj, an interesting post you have here. As for me I don't actually believe in luck. I believe more in God and His blessing. Maybe people would view the world as something that needs a lot of luck everyday. I was pretty tired of the idea of relying on luck. So I rely on God's blessing. Hard work alone would not be enough without God's blessing. It's always a matter of faith. In what you believe in. Success is achieved by the harmony of God's blessing on our hard work. God knows the best for us. If He know what we are doing is good He will not have second thoughts of blessing the works of our hands. He said in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you..." He will always want to prosper us. And that's what I call BLESSING. Thanks. It was great to respond to your post. God bless you! have a great day!
@tenrajj (913)
• Bhutan
24 Mar 11
Well thank you for your idea. So I think the luck will come with god's blessing only. And when will god bless us? God blesses us when we do something good. Infect there is a say" god helps those who helps themself". So, the more we work hard..the more credit we acquire in god's eye. The more credits we gain, the more god blesses us. That is when we say we are lucky. So more or less, they are same and more or less what two of us think is also same. Only the interpretation differs. God bless you too!
• China
24 Mar 11
Hard work and success related each other. The things that write down in your luck if you do hard work. Luck change in every second so if you do work hard then your luck can change and things you can get in your life. I do believe in both. When the things are not in my luck then i will never get it doesn't matter how much we work hard. That's why some time we don't get the things what we deserve. Have a good time!
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
i guess you need both. no matter how you try your best, if the world is conspiring against you and nothing would go your way, then you might just die out of trying without succeeding. work hard and pray as hard, perhaps you'll get blessed with what you deserve. :)
@dorannmwin (36611)
• United States
21 Mar 11
While I do think that there is a small degree of luck involved in making a person to be successful, I really think that the main thing that is needed for a person to be successful is that they are hard workers. The reason that I feel that this is the case is because of the fact that there are a lot of people that have a lot of potential for success in their lives but they are never able to realize that success because they don't try to work toward that success.
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
For me it's hard work that bring luck to a person. because when a person is hard working and very enthusiastic he is attracting positive energy to his live so more good things and opportunities come to his way, and we call it good luck because of the good things he's doing.
@WarnoB (10)
• South Africa
19 Mar 11
Hmmm... Good question. As you stated I also think you need a bit of both. "Luck is what happens when preparation meets meets opportunity". Alas you can't just depend on luck you need hard work as well.
• India
19 Mar 11
I think hardwork is more important than luck because if someone get apportunity by his luck and if he doesn't put his 100% efforts he wont get success.There are very rare cases when someone is ready to do hardwork but doesn't get apportunity by his luck.
@sunny5u (2073)
• India
19 Mar 11
Hi tenrajj, smart work along luck will leads to success, when you do hard work , if luck doesn't favors you, then you have to wait for a long time to show what you are and get popular or to get what you desire, it takes time for you at that time, where as when luck is on your side and you don't work hard then someday you will be wiped out from the place, i believe in this....
• Australia
19 Mar 11
I believe in hard work. I won't say that luck won't matter at all. I think hard work is rewarded by good luck. Don't get scared of hard work because luck comes to those who do their part of work.
@surekharathi (14144)
• India
19 Mar 11
This is absolutely right my friend with hard work luck is also play a important in success. Some time we have seen we some people do more hard than others but they not get good result in business or in study anywhere. So I agree with you if luck is with you then you can goahead with hard work.
• United States
19 Mar 11
I believe that success depends not only hard work, but the creative ability of the person to make decisions at the right time. I believe that is the one of the hinderance to many sucessful living.
@aeiou78 (3459)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 11
For me, I need luck, knowledge and hard work in order to be successful. I have seen a man who worked very hard in his whole life but his earning was just enough to cover the daily expenses. What will be the conclusion in our mind? We really need the opportunity or luck to perform our talent, to apply our knowledge and to work hard at the right given platform in order to be successful.
• United States
19 Mar 11
There may some occasions where some have a drift of some good luck but hard work is total success and satisfaction. There is no satisfaction in good luck, just the spare of the moment feeling. When one succeeds after having worked so hard then the feeling is forever lasting.
• India
18 Mar 11
yes u are right we do hard work we cant get anything just behind the hard work the luck was adjusted that will gives us to reach the target. See i am a hard worker but now this time only i doesn't earn rather some money. So what i do now there is a work hard i can do work hard. But even if luck mix with the hard work we will reach our victory, there is some type of work and luck is there to survive in our life.
@MandaLee (3182)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I think that people succeed due to perserverance and hard work.
@gri123 (39)
• Bulgaria
18 Mar 11
We need hard work and a little luck and we will succeeded
@Augustinev (7020)
• Delhi, India
18 Mar 11
hard work and success is corporeally related with a person's success any way hard work is very important for a person's success and hard work, with hard work nobody will success . augustine
@adnileb (5022)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
Hi! I think everyone's success came more on from hardwork. We cannot achieve something if we didn't work hard for it, right?