I like this post from Fred over at The Lazy Way to Success called, The Secret to Making Lots of Money. Fred talks about two kinds of luck and shares his thoughts for how to focus your time on the actions that will yield the greatest payoff. Here's a snippet:
I like the kind of luck that is predictable and can be structured so that it is an expected component of daily life. This kind of luck I call support of Nature and it is a necessary ingredient to becoming successful and generating wealth.
To understand how to gain this support, we first must be clear on what we have control over and what we do not.
We have control over our actions.
We do not have control over the fruits of our actions. The fruits of an action are Nature’s domain, not ours.
And here's another:
When we focus on money, no matter how much we think we need it or want it, it is an empty focus. We are focusing on a fruit we have no control over. In fact, focusing intently on money (or any fruit) is a retarding focus because it drains us of our power. When our focus is on the fruits, Nature isn’t impressed, isn’t amused, and isn’t inspired to be generous. As a result, any fruit that comes will be pedestrian and/or incomplete.
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