Effort Is Far More Important than Luck

Effort Is Far More Important than Luck
Sergio De Dios González

Reviewed and approved by the psychologist Sergio De Dios González.

Last update: 21 December, 2022

It’s common knowledge that in order to achieve something you desire with all of your heart, the first step is always to have the initiative to work hard for it. Luck can influence our achievements, since we’re surrounded by conditions and consequences of other actions, but effort will always be the main factor.

The willpower we add to our intelligence, creativity or work, for example, will make whatever we set out to do a little bit more within our reach. It will allow us to perform the projects we most desire. Luck can always help, but only if we’re willing to take advantage of its arrival.

Attitude, effort’s best friend

Thinking that if we work hard we’re going to be successful is as wrong as thinking that luck alone will do the hard work for us. In other words, it’s very beneficial for us to accept right off the bat that we can fail despite having worked harder than anybody else.

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, over time you’ll overcome your immediate problems and find that you’re ready for bigger challenges.” 
-Pat Riley-

girl flying with birds

Nowadays, we’re more likely to think that everyone else gets things effortlessly, simply by luck. And that’s why many people tend to conform with what life wants to give them. Conformism arrives when you accept that luck is more important that effort.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.