“It is not important how we come to the events in our life. What is important is how we deal with those events.”
“You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind, and you can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” ~Zig Ziglar
(Read more from a 2009 article that still applies to this theory HERE)
I assert that there is no such thing as luck, but rather the opportunities that are presented to you in life are a direct result of the way in which you walk through it. If for example, you love yourself and are confident, people will see you as the type of person that they want to be around. On the contrary, if you are constantly negative and complaining, you will only attract other negative people. Who wants to spend the day with someone who will bring them down?
The same is true in the work place. If you bring a spirit of hard work and commitment with you to work, you will be rewarded. Who cares if you hate your job? Find a new one, but in the meantime, do it to the best of your ability. Who knows, maybe your attitude will be noticed and a new job will find you.
I actually give a talk on this very issue to Human Resources professionals all of the time. I talk about how dead time is the greatest thief of productivity in the workforce today.
If you don’t like where your life is headed, try changing the little things first and maybe the big things will follow. If you have something unfortunate happen, look for the lesson to be learned so that you can avoid having to learn it over and over again.
It is as simple as this. Good works produce rewards. If you put good out to the universe, good works, good choices, good vibes, whatever you want to call it, it will be returned to you. Have faith in that and you will not get lost.