Luck Gives Us the Breakthroughs in Life

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We need not only the lucky breaks in life but also the wisdom to spot and seize them. Let us accept with good grace the rewards for the choices we make. Every challenge can prove a blessing, even the one due within three weeks!

Survivors and Inspiration

We cannot depend on luck to succeed in life but without luck, or when bad luck becomes our constant companion, we get bogged down. I have seen people creating their own luck and finding a way out of a dark tunnel by never giving up and learning from defeats. They are of course a minority; most blame everyone else except themselves for their state of affairs while others have little time to complain. The latter sees opportunities everywhere, every time! They are the survivors in our midst and also the inspiration that shows us the way, keep us going. We should make a wise choice as to who to follow!

Lucky Breaks

Hard work is a prerequisite for success but I have seen luck lending its hand. In personal lives we know meeting the right person matters a lot. Whenever I visit government departments or meet others for business, though the rules and regulations are the same, some go the extra yard and suggest a way out of a tight situation while others even shoe us away! We had it when we face the latter that have no inclination to help. That is where luck plays its vital part, gives us the breakthroughs and takes us to higher planes.

We all deserve lucky breaks especially when we never give up. We are always observed by keen eyes that detect the sloth and also the eager beavers. The former is a put off but the latter is admired. It is mostly the attitude that set us apart. By never give-up attitude we create own luck by getting the attention of those that matter. We have in our midst few who are never defeated and also others who never try. Luck is never going to fall on our laps and unless we are on the look out for progress, we will let many chances slip by. We will not even realize the lucky breaks in our lives if we don’t keep our eyes and ears open. The famous words from Julius Caesar are ever relevant –

There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

Latch on, Move Ahead

Everyone has positive side and also the negative. Unearthing the potential should come from within but we are indeed lucky to meet someone with the rare talent to touch on the right nerve to invigorate our lives. That makes the change to wake up the dormant self lying inside us for the spark to show us the right way. Few are lucky that way to find new meaning in their lives. But then again, basic efforts are still with us as some refuse to see the positive signs staring at them!

We are also blessed in many ways to take birth at the right time and at the right place! It can be in terms of countries and families. Some are born with silver spoons – an age-old saying. But life can go awry in no time if we do not take the baton and make own effort. Again, there are the poor everywhere and those who put in effort can turn adversity to an advantage. Many make the turnaround within few years to realize their dreams.

Convert Adversity into Blessings

Luck can give the breaks but still it is up to each one of us. Who provides the breaks is beyond us and they come few and far between – fair enough. But everyone gets them but few latch on to them. That separates those with the die-hard spirit and those who just are prepared to be left to own devises. Whatever be our disposition, let us accept the reward for the choices we make. Diversity in every way enriches our lives and it is up to us to find our levels and be comfortable with them.

Humanity as a whole is also presented with lucky breaks and even humongous calamities can be a positive rallying point for a better future. During times of peace and little challenges we have a tendency to look for trouble but we have times when we have to unite as one. Hopefully, three weeks down the line we will face not only the challenges but also the great opportunities to make a leap of faith – onward, forward we go forever, beyond present realms – of course, with some luck thrown in and the wisdom too to spot them!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Indeed challenges sometimes bring good fruits, but mean time perseverance is tested well. Prudence and patience is important to adhere to. Thank you Siva ji for nice share.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you Mark for your encouragement by giving a "star" page for my effort - siva

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you Karim your for comments and for sharing your thoughts too - siva

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author avatar Xavier Bage
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Very inspiring page Siva. Thank you very much.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Xavier for reading and commenting. Much appreciated - siva

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author avatar Buzz
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Very inspiring and sage advice. Thanks, siva-ji!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Buzz for reading and uplifting comments - siva

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
2nd Dec 2012 (#)

Luck can't happen unless we are open to it.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

We should keep our eyes and ears open to seize them. We all get the breaks in life but many are unaware of them and also of the many blessings showered on us. Thanks David for reading commenting - siva

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author avatar M G Singh
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

luck is an elusive factor, it comes and goes. Nice post

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Madan. We need luck and also the wisdom to spot and take advantage of them - siva

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author avatar Retired
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

More sage insight, Sivaji--as ever, from your pen!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Rama-ji for your visit and kind words - much appreciated. Looking forward to reading yours soon. Namaste - siva

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author avatar Christine Crowley
3rd Dec 2012 (#)

We do need luck and also the wisdom to spot and take advantage of them. So true, so true! Thank you, Siva

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Christine. Everyone gets a fair share of luck but only few are able to convert them into opportunities - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
4th Dec 2012 (#)

i always love what you write Siva...namaste

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Carolina for your never failing support. Much appreciated - siva

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author avatar Judy Ellen
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Wow! This is such awesome wisdom and great advice! I agree with you 100%!! Positive people will cease every opportunity while negative people just complain! I especially love the part about turning adversities into blessings!! Very inspirational!!!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Judy. Such words of appreciation coming from you really touches and encourages me. What is the use of living a life without challenges? - siva

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author avatar DuitByJames
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Siva I agree with you completely, This is not a good time to play video games all day. I have body surfed,and this came to mind reading your article. This is the best time be aware and watching and working opportunities. I look forward to your next article.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks James. When we leave this blessed place let us do so after having lived a life that has been useful to others and fulfilling to us. Are we not sparks of creation and expected to do our bit to take us all to another level? siva

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author avatar Carol
8th Dec 2012 (#)

You always write such wise words, many thanks siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you Carol for your kind words - siva

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author avatar madugundurukmini
19th Mar 2013 (#)

good work

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Mar 2013 (#)

Thanks Rukmini for your support - siva

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