How much luck does it take to succeed? Does it play a role in our failures, too?
If you read enough stories about successful people, you’ll start to notice that sometimes, they’re just lucky enough to catch a break. So how much a role does luck actually play in the g rand scheme of things? Kristin Wong at Likehacker found that acknowledging luck helps you to avoid self-attribution bias which is a way of protecting your ego by perceiving things with a bias.
One quote she included from Carl Richards, finance expert and author, caught our attention:
“Many of us, in fact, seem to be scared to give this kind of luck any credit because we feel doing so devalues our talent or hard work. But here is the conundrum: If bad luck exists and it is not your fault, so does good luck that has nothing to do with your efforts or actions either. And that is O.K. too.