Why you should stop listening when they say success is 50% luck

Aytekin Tank
Jan 2, 2019 · 6 min read
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Originally published on JOTFORM.COM

The world may run on luck, but we shouldn’t

“There’s no luck” Scott told NPR. “I don’t really believe in luck. This has been very hard. There were a lot of days I didn’t think that I would keep this business. I think part of it is drive, and I saw where we needed to go. Giving up was not an option.”

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“…well you know, it took ten years to get to that right place, so this wasn’t something that just happened overnight.”

Finesse over fortune

“Everyone gets lucky for some amount in their life and the question is: are you alert enough to know that you’re becoming lucky?” says Systrom. “Are you talented enough to take that advantage and run with it? And do you have enough grit; do you have enough resilience to stay with it when it gets hard?”

Don’t undercut your product

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“Luck is a byproduct of hard work & good judgement.”

“I think luck only happens when you are actively moving and searching for what is next,” Andres told NPR. “Start moving. Look for the horizon.”

Luck or not, let’s put our work first

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Aytekin Tank

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