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Luck is the Residue of Design

“I like, and have adopted Mr. Branch Rickey’s way of looking at things. He was an old accomplished baseball executive. History knows him best for breaking the colour barrier for Jackie Robinson, in 1952. He said, “Luck is the residue of design”. Here’s the full quote.

“Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design.”

I totally agree with you and old man Rickey. We’re all lucky if WE choose!! It’s true, we make our own luck. Attitude plays a major role. I’ve worked hard to be where I am, and with out the work, luck wouldn’t matter much.

If you want to be truly lucky, do not look for it, instead look for skills & observe more. The more skills you acquire and with more observation, luck will become your slave. It will follow wherever you go.

Since my age of 18 i have followed the quote said by Albert Einstein, and he said   ” In middle of difficulties, lies opportunities”. And it has worked like a magic stick in my life, I prepared myself and worked hard, and you can guess my results, yes you are right, I got more lucky in every area of my life. But I have cultivated habit of learning something new every time when I get a chance to do so. I try to read more books written from successful authors, read blogs and implement what has truly motivated me.

Tomorrow is a new day, and you too can start a fresh and choose to be lucky!

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  1. Shammi
    July 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I agree.To be lucky one has to first work hard and acquire the requisite skills.

    • July 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Yes, I agree too 🙂

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