"Diligence is the mother of good luck" - Benjamin Franklin
"People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it." -- Frank Sinatra
It's Friday the 13, the first of two for 2013 (the most you can have in any year is three...go figure). For some, it could be a little dicey, others may embrace it, still others may be thinking, "What's the big deal? It's just another day." But we all know those horror flicks, we've all heard of folks changing travel plans so as not to fly on the day. Yup, this whole "Friday the 13 is unlucky" fear is pretty real for many (in fact, fear of Friday the 13th even has a name -- friggatriskaidekaphobia -- say that five times fast).
I'm not sure I believe in luck, per se. Sure, there are some board games or card games you play where there is absolutely no skill needed to win, it is purely the "luck of the draw or roll," just dependent on if the dice come up as 6s or 1s. But as far as life goes, I fall into that category that Ben Franklin and Frank Sinatra talk about in those quotes above. That, yes, there could be luck in terms as being in the right place at the right time, but If you aren't prepared, ready, have done a ton of work to before that, that "luck" of meeting that gal who can maybe publish your book or hire you is worth no more than a hill of beans, as my grandfather would say.
It is actually a matter of how you look at it, eh? I mean, if a bad thing happens, and you think, "Man, I just had bad luck today!", why not consider the opposite as well...and most of the time, you will think you have good luck!
Do you believe some people have more luck than others? Do you have a lucky penny or lucky underwear or anything like that? Do you like Friday the 13?