I was just doing some cleaning up around the house
And I picked up an award from my college conference championship.
I kinda chuckled to myself.
Because I thought about how shortly after running the event
My legs were like flaming yule logs
And flashes of me rolling in the infield trying to untie my shoes
With cramps in every muscle in my body sent a smile to my face.
Thinking back, as I heard the announcer tell the crowd that my
Time was (still is) a conference record and the crowd was lucky
Enough to witness the best performance ever on the track to date.
I thought to myself, lucky them…
You see luck is all a relative term.
Many people attribute luck to those that have more success than them.
Saying that they had the right environment or were lucky enough to know
The right people and act at the right time.
While I’m not going to deny that it does play a part
I would have you consider that people
Like Kevin Hart (who just surpassed Jerry Seinfeld in ticket sales)
Or Oprah, or anyone who seems like they just came out of nowhere
Did not just come out of nowhere, but were actually there
The whole time busting their asses to get where they are today.
It’s not a matter of running through walls till
Your brains leak through your nostrils
But it certainly is not sitting around thinking that
Everything is going to work out for itself because supposedly
God wants you to struggle through just enough “tests”
Luck is about finding ways to learn and
Accepting the fact that you are going to experience pain
But through pain, you will learn the lessons that will help you to
Grow like a seed through the dirt and muck, up into the light.
Luck shmuck, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from living in a
Moldy basement for half a year with a car that didn’t go in reverse, is that
Nobody is gonna give you anything and when (or if) you ever get “lucky” it’s
Because you have done something in the past that has put you in the situation
To receive that good fortune.
You want to “get lucky?”
Learn how to copy nature and plant seeds that will germinate
Into freaking awesomeness.
It’s easy and I can show you how
Click the link below if you’re feeling lucky
Jerry “Luck Charm” Washington
P.S. As I grow older, I believe less and less in good or bad luck. I’m starting to believe more in the fact that in everything there is a lesson. You can say it’s God trying to teach us something, mother earth, or some other infinite source. It’s not a matter of your belief of who you should pay spiritual responsibility to in order to receive good fortune. It’s a matter of recognizing opportunities to grow and taking them so that you can deserve what you think you should be lucky enough to receive. Talk soon…