A Quote by unknown on luck, chances, hard work, and success

"I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck,
take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often."


Source: Motivational Qoute of the day

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A Quote by Cecelia Ahern on luck and metaphor

Always a chancer, always lucky, he'd fall into a river and come out dry, with fish in his pockets.

Cecelia Ahern

Source: Thanks for the Memories: A Novel, Pages: 212

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on search, luck, journey, and path

A search always starts with Beginner's Luck and ends with the Test of the Conqueror.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on luck


We have to take advantage when luck is on our side, and do as much to help it as it's doing to help us.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 55

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on luck


Try stuff. I also used to believe that it's better to be smart than lucky because if you're smart you can out-think the competition. I don't believe that anymore--this is not to say that you should strive for a high level of stupidity. My point is that luck is a big part of many successes, so (a) don't get too bummed out when you see a bozo succeed; and (b) luck favors the people who try stuff, not simply think and analyze. As the Chinese say, "One must wait for a long time with your mouth open before a Peking duck flies in your mouth."

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Five most important lessons I've learned as an entrepreneur:

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on work, luck, and serendipity

Hard work will get you a professorship or a BMW. You need both work and luck for a Booker, a Nobel or a private jet.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom:

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on luck and serendipity

Work hard, not in grunt work, but in chasing such opportunities and maximizing exposure to them. This makes living in big cities invaluable because you increase the odds of serendipitous encounters--you gain exposure to the envelope of serendipity

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Pages: 209

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A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on serendipity and luck

...maximize the serendipity around you.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Pages: 204

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A Quote by Ken Hendricks on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, business, luck, serendipity, and skill

What is the most overrated skill for an entrepreneur?

The most overrated skill is skill. Luck is more important. The entrepreneur gets credit for being this genius, when really he was just at the right place at the right time.

Ken Hendricks

Source: Inc: 10 questions for Ken Hendricks:

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A Quote by Marcia Conner on luck, serendipity, and accidents

Instead of being more organized or controlling in your approach, allow for serendipity. Happy accidents happen when you look side to side or up, not always forward. Don't stop planning. Rather step out of the tunnel. Put yourself in situations that allow for the unexpected. Life is situationally driven. Learning happens in context. Be ready when opportunities arise. The more space you've cleared in your life for something new, the more right things will happen. More or less.

Marcia Conner

Source: Fast Company Experts Blog: More or Less:

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