February 28, 2018

The Luck of it All

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: 02.28.18

Words of Wisdom

It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game in today’s society. With social media at an all time high, and all of us (yours truly, included) glued to our phones and “scrolling” constantly, the thought of jealousy and “she’s so lucky” isn’t so uncommon.

Though, I’d venture to say that nine times out of 10, that “luck” wasn’t just handed to them. More often than not, that luck was worked (hard) for and earned and well deserved.

For starters, Instagram and social media, in general, is a highlight reel of one’s life. Luckily, it seems that it’s all moving into a more “real” direction, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about, but curated photos and feeds are still very prevalent, and it’s not a bad thing! Those beautiful photos and feeds are fun to look at and can be totally inspiring.

However, when you find yourself scrolling and see lots of “perfection,” just know that that photo is simply a moment in time, one moment out of all the moments that make up someone’s life.

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

- Samuel Goodwyn

So, when you’re thinking about luck and how it might appear that someone is simply lucky, they have, more than likely, worked their butt off. And if they haven’t for whatever reason, and it was purely luck, well, that’s another story!

Wouldn’t you rather earn your luck and your success? I bet the answer to that is yes.

If you work hard, your luck will come to you, as well. Don’t give up just because your career isn’t necessarily where you thought it would be at this point in time. And don’t be let down if you see someone you follow on social appearing to be luckier than you. In fact, don’t think twice about it.

Just keep working. Work hard. Your luck won’t run out if you do just that.

One more thing

Don’t forget to download a free printable of this quote here, in time for St. Patrick’s Day coming up! Have a great day.


  1. Lee says:

    I like that you refer to social media as the highlight reel. I once read something saying, “don’t compare your full-length film to someone else’s highlight reel,” – or, as you say, don’t overlook the hard work it took for that highlight reel to look so appealing. A good reminder, indeed!

    1. Exactly! We totally agree with that sentiment.

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