Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on luck

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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.

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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.

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

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