Yes I am mixing up some cultural sayings in that title ... a bit of Irish luck never hurt anyone, but also, a bit of Australian hard work never hurt anyone either (culture/language lesson here - Yakka is a variation on the Aboriginal word Yaga, meaning 'work'). St Patrick's Day is tomorrow, so as the world turns green, it got me thinking about life, and luck, and success, and can we really just get by on leaving our fate to the universe?
Ultimately the answer is no we can't, we can't just leave our success up to luck and the hope that our goals will just miraculously POP! into triumphant being. To get anywhere in life it is a given that YOU have to work hard for it. You and you alone (with the assistance of others ... we are not quite islands remember) have the power to create the conditions for success in your life. Without these conditions, any luck that is floating around in the ether, will fail to materialise, will fail to stick.
So how do we create our own Luck of the Irish in our own lives?
1. Firstly, you have to create a goal journey. A goal journey is all about creating the right conditions and generating opportunities for your goals to happen. SO make sure that you plan out and execute your goal journey to the best of your ability.
2. Secondly, attach yourself to people who can help you on your journey. Join or create a Mastermind group (if you want to know how you can start a mastermind group check out my ebook here - Mastermind), get yourself a coach or mentor, attend networking events relevant to your goal journey theme, or simply chat to family and friends, it can be surprising who in your immediate circle can help you out (i.e., bring you some luck).
3. Keep up to date on relevant research and information coming out. Keeping abreast of latest developments, whether that be study techniques, business marketing, the latest wellbeing research, means that your eyes are open to the latest opportunities you can grab. Opportunities that you otherwise would miss if you weren't active in your goal journey.
4. Be open to the unexpected. When your eyes are wide open to what is happening around you then you will spot the the more unusual and unique aspects of your journey. Embrace the unexpected because out of the unexpected can come the most marvelous of luck.
5. Consider those that have been lucky before you. They say you make your own luck, so look at the greats who have come before in your particular area of interest or expertise. Look at what they have done, how they have structured their goal journey's, the people they have socialised and worked with; it's no coincidence that they have had 'the luck of the Irish.' So be inspired by them, copy their strategies, learn from their goal journey.
So are you ready to combine some Luck of the Irish with some good ol' Aussie hard yakka? Cause if you do, a glorious goal journey and solid success will be yours.
"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright