Don’t Rely on Luck or Hard Work


Are ultra-successful people, you know, the one-percenters—are they simply the best at what they do, or did they have an extraordinary encounter with luck? How much talent does one need to break through his or her industry and become a household name? What role does luck play in the grand scheme of high-level success?

Before moving full steam ahead, let’s establish a working definition of success (material and financial). Success is the status of having achieved and accomplished an aim or objective at a level where one is widely recognized as an influencer and expert in his or her industry.

Per this definition of success, making “the” list would be folks like J.K.Rowling, George R.R Martin, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Shonda Rhimes, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Usain Bolt, Steve Jobs,Angela Merkel, Larry Page, and Richard Branson.

Are those individuals better skilled, more capable, harder working, or…

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