March 17th is Saint Patrick's Day, a holiday known for leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and lucky charms. Folklore says that wearing green will bring good luck.
"Luck" is a noun that is a force that brings good fortune or adversity; the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual.
"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." -Thomas Jefferson
"Luck tends to come to people who are prepared." -Colin Powell
"Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned." -Emily Dickinson
"The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act." -Barbara Sher
You Reap What You Sew
"Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get." -Brian Tracy
No ageless principle is more promising than this: you are the master of your thoughts; the molder of your character; and the maker and shaper of condition, circumstance, and future.
Thought and character are one, but can only be seen through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of your life will always be harmonious with the inner state of your mind. Your circumstances are so intimately connected with some vital thought-element, that they are indispensable to your development.
You will be suffocated by your circumstances as long as you believe you are the product of outside conditions. But when you realize you are a creative power, and you can command the inner soil and seeds of your mind, out of which circumstances grow, you then regain rightful control of yourself.
Circumstances grow out of thought. You’ll notice the alteration in your circumstance will be in proportion to your altered mental condition.
When you eagerly apply yourself to fix the cracks in your character, you’ll make fast progress, and pass through a rapid succession of vicissitudes.
The soul attracts whatever it secretly harbors: whatever it loves and whatever it fears. It rises to the level of its highest aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchecked desires.
If you’re fighting against your circumstance, you’re fighting against a symptom, not the cause. Meanwhile you could be nurturing the cause, whether it’s a conscious vice, or an unconscious weakness. It stubbornly retards your efforts, and cries out for a remedy.
We are anxious to improve our circumstances, but we are unwilling to improve ourselves. We therefor remain stuck.
You think you’re thoughts can be kept secret. But they can’t. They quickly crystalize into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance
The thoughts that have shaped your character have brought you there.
Patience, practice, and ceaseless opportunity
"Diligence is the mother of good luck." -Benjamin Franklin
You are the maker of your character, the molder of your circumstance, and the shaper of your future.
Your wishes and prayers are only answered when they harmonize with your thoughts and actions.
Circumstance does not make or break you. it reveals you to yourself. It reveals your own strengths, and your own weaknesses. You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.
Your thoughts, good or bad, cannot fail in producing results in your habits and circumstances.
You cannot directly choose your circumstances, but you can choose your thoughts, which will surely shape your circumstances.