Good fortune may happen occasionally, but never reliably. Professional golfer Arnold Palmer once said, “the more I practice the luckier I get.” There are certainly occasions when the outcome reflects more than the work that you put into, where we receive a better fate than we merited. A key though would be to never rely upon luck over the realities of true cause and effect.

If you would learn and apply yourself to improve, you will most likely do so. If there is a current outcome that you hope to change for the better, you must charge yourself to learn more about it for what actions you must refine or reform to do so. The sooner you examine the cause and effect of your lesser skills, the sooner you will move to improve up to your full potential.

Standing idly by, hoping to have a better fate is not a plan at all. You must come to examine the reality of where you stand and learn your way to where it is you would be determined to grow toward. You will only get out of life what you put into it in the long run. Start here and now in the present, this is the only point where you can begin.

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson —


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