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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:18 PM

Is Success Luck or Hard Work?

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Quixote1818 Dec 2020 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Dec 2020 #1
leighbythesea2 Dec 2020 #2
MLAA Dec 2020 #3
Shermann Dec 2020 #4
captain queeg Dec 2020 #5
stillcool Dec 2020 #6
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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:23 PM

1. A combination of both....

But hard work does play a major role in success.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:35 PM

2. That was good

Reminds me a bit of Malcolm Gladwells Outliers.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:11 PM

3. I've often contemplated this question

I lean to 60% luck and 40% hard work. I was born with a brain and other attributes that gave me the opportunity to work hard and achieve my goals. I’ve decided hard work alone wouldn’t have been enough.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:19 PM

4. It is naive to think that luck and hard work are orthogonal

Some successful people fully understand the role that luck plays in success. They use their skill and hard work to put themselves in a position to be lucky. These positions maximize the chances of good luck and minimize the chances of bad luck. When bad luck strikes, they cut their losses, apply lessons learned, move to a move favorable position, and try again.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:43 PM

5. hard work as in perseverance? Definitely a large factor

Luck is important, especially with the luck of your birth; certain attributes certainly help. Luck as in opportunities? Yes, a factor but I think we get many opportunities along the way.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:46 PM

6. thanks, that was interesting

reminds me of that saying- born on third base, and goes through life believing they hit a triple. I've experienced both success and luck, and have to say all of my successes have by nature included luck. I had the luck of being able to work hard to achieve. Makes a huge difference.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 10:02 PM

7. Connections are hard work.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:32 AM

8. If you're lucky enough to be born in a wealthy family

You eill tend to be more successful.

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