The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get: Kingston’s Journal #21

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Accept there are things beyond your control, but that the more you focus on what you can control, then the more you actually have a say on matters.

Often there is a lot of talk about luck, specifically in life and career. How this person or that person became successful because of luck and circumstances. As I talked about in a previous post though, each choice that we make alters the next. Therefore, its not so much that luck determines our outcome, its more the decisions that we make decide whether we put luck in our good graces.

Things may never be truly in our control, but the better we position ourselves, the more breaks we tend to catch. A concrete example, I recorded a few of my lectures and was contacting every TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) organization I could find. Eventually I was invited to write a guest post on my teaching experience on one of these companies websites. Another example, I was invited to guest lecture at a local university not because it was handed to me on a silver plater, but because I worked for it. These accomplishments still seem small in my eyes, but if I keep working at it, things will snowball my way. Make your own luck.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Kingston S. Lim

January 18, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand

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