Best 38 Quotes & Tweets on Luck

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1

A society that believes that wealth is created through luck or privilege will eat itself alive.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

There are 3 primary drivers of results in life: 1) Your luck (randomness). 2) Your strategy (choices). 3) Your actions (habits). Only 2 of the 3 are under your control. But if you master those 2, you can improve the odds that luck will work for you rather than against you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Ways to get lucky: • Hope luck finds you. • Hustle until you stumble into it. • Prepare the mind and be sensitive to chances others miss. • Become the best at what you do. Refine what you do until this is true. Opportunity will seek you out. Luck becomes your destiny.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

As best I can tell, to achieve exceptional results you need 4 things: (1) Quantity: You take lots of shots. (2) Quality: You take thoughtful shots. (3) Consistency: You keep shooting for a long time. (4) Luck: You get a few favorable bounces.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

You can attract luck simply by telling people what you are working on.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

The way to attract good luck is to be reliable in a valuable area. The more you repeatedly deliver value, the more people seek you out for that value. Your reputation is a magnet. Once you become known for something, relevant opportunities come to you with no extra work.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

Success is often a matter of luck and randomness, but it can be encouraged by effort and strategy.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

There are two ways to achieve extraordinary outcomes: 1) Be lucky. 2) Be obsessed. Most people need some combination of both. However, only one of those factors is within your control. Work hard, stay focused, and let the chips fall where they may.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Increasingly, I believe getting rich and staying rich require different skills. Qualities needed for getting rich: -focused -optimistic -confident -lucky Qualities needed for staying rich: -diversified -pessimistic -humble -lucky Ideally, you’d learn to alternate as needed.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Action creates the possibility for good luck. Fortune waits beyond the starting line.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

The quality of your life is a product of the habits you build and the choices you make, plus or minus the luck you encounter along the way. You can't control luck, but you can control your habits and your choices. Direct your focus there.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

You won't get lucky if you don't have skin in the game.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

13

A lot of people want the world to just hand them their dream. And when it doesn’t happen, we tell ourselves “it’s not fair,” “I’m just not lucky,” or “I couldn’t because ...” While you don’t control the outcome, you do control the effort.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

Five different types of luck: 1. Blind luck 2. Action 3. Preparation 4. Persistence 5. Reputation While you don't control the role of blind chance, you have a large say in the others. They are the ways you put chance on your side.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

What appears to others as luck is often only possible with intentional design and discipline.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

Your Results = (Habits) x (Time) +/- (Luck) Habits and luck both matter, but not in the same way. Luck is *out of your control* and the impact of one-off events fades over time. Habits are the opposite. Your habits are *in your control* and their impact compounds over time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Create your own luck by writing online. Tell people what you’re working on, be open about your goals, and teach others what you learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

Stupid people credit being smart. Smart people credit being lucky.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

Luck is another word for timing.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

20

We’re taught that luck is random, but your life will change once you learn to create it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

If you can make things you can make luck.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

22

The best co-founder is luck.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

23

When you build a reputation as someone who knows how to solve a specific problem, luck seems to find you

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

24

Perhaps we are in a simulation that's designed to rewind and take another fork every time we destroy ourselves. Would explain luck to date.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

How to increase your luck: Look 5-10 years into the future and determine what things will change and what things will stay the same. Make decisions based on the things you think are the most likely to change.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

26

Work hard, not in grunt work, but in exposing yourself to good luck. Everything hinges on good timing. If the timing is not right, no amount of grunt work will make up for it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

27

One way to become lucky. Share what you’re working on! 1) First, share what you’ve learned. 2) Second, share what you’re working on — so people can help you. Do it with a monthly newsletter or an annual review. By writing online, you can create your own serendipity.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

28

It is increasingly true that the internet is removing gatekeepers, increasing access, and leveling the playing field in many domains. But luck still matters.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

29

- To benefit from luck, you must recognize luck. - To recognize luck, you must be open to take new paths. - To take new paths, you must be willing to write off your past ambitions. - To write off your past ambitions, you must detach your identity from your accomplishments.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

30

How to increase luck: Publish more.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

31

Luck is mostly about finding opportunities with big upsides and small downsides. And finding as many of those opportunities as possible.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

32

Make your own luck: Publish your work on the internet.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

33

A formula for making yourself luckier. Luck = How much value you create x How many people you tell about it. Improve the world. Then share everything you learn. Rise, repeat.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

People only recognize the luck they’re able to respond to. If you’re more prepared, better networked, and have optionality - you will be more lucky.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

35

Getting lucky is unlucky. If you don't know how you made it it happen, you can't make it happen again. Do the work instead.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

36

Stay at it long enough to get lucky.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

37

If you don't look forward to check your phone notifications every morning, you're not yet positioned to benefit from luck. You need to find a way to make random opportunities find you. And lots of them. Go build some exposure to good fortune. Make yourself known.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

38

Opportunity is perishable. If you can’t afford to stop and think, you’re going to miss your opportunities. And to benefit from luck, you must first recognize luck. When an opportunity emerges, you can’t just put it on the shelf. Be ready to abandon the plan, and adjust course.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo