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How much does luck factor into career success? When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity crops up seemingly out of nowhere, is it a case of hard work paying off, or is it just chance? Oftentimes, it is a combination of both. As Roman stoic philosopher Seneca so poignantly put it, “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
But what if you don’t believe in luck, or haven’t had much luck in life? Turns out personality traits like passion, perseverance, imagination, intellectual curiosity, and openness to new experiences, are just as important. As are flexibility, and being comfortable with being uncomfortable.
In this week’s issue you’ll find an article that puts luck on trial, and using data from an Italian study, examines how much luck and opportunity factor into success. A podcast about luck, fortune, and chance as heard through the stories of a professional poker player, entrepreneur, activist, and journalist. A video about creating luck for yourself. And lastly, an app that will give you access to over 100 of the world’s best minds.
Enjoy, stay safe, and remember to follow me on social media for more great curated content from across the web!
American humanistic psychologist, author, and podcaster, Scott Barry Kaufman, has spent most of his career studying the psychological characteristics that predict success. What he’s discovered is that personal characteristics alone – mental toughness, hard work, talent – don’t tell the whole story. The “hidden dimension” of luck may play a far greater role than we ever realized.
Ever hear someone say they just “fell into” a career, or attribute some success to “dumb luck”? Internationally recognized researcher, writer, and speaker, Meredith Jones, explains how luck isn’t just good fortune, wrapped in chance. Add the opportunities given to you, plus some good ‘ol fashioned hard work, and you have a luck “trifecta” that can be leveraged like any other skill.
In this insanely insightful TED Radio Hour series, host Guy Raz interviews former professional poker player Liv Boeree, professor of entrepreneurship Tina Seelig, community activist Amy Hunter, journalist Mark Sutcliffe, and youth services advocate Eshauna Smith, to discuss their successes and views on luck, fortune, and chance.
Luck alone isn’t enough to guarantee success. You’ll need the know-how and determination to see things through. For the cost of a few lattes, or a streaming movie subscription, you can get expert instruction from some of the world’s brightest minds in a range of subjects with MasterClass. Each course includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities designed for learners of all skill levels. Available for iOS and Android.
Quote of the Day
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson #QOTD
About the Author
My name is Eli Martinez, Talent Acquisition Partner for Hoag Hospital, lover of donuts, and your HR Insider.
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