January 25, 2008

Hard Work Vs. Luck

A debate as old as the hills is whether it is hard work or luck that determines whether a person will be successful or not. Shakespeare put it quite succinctly, when he wrote, "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. "

I, myself, have taken different sides at different times when talking about the subject with friends. And I have realized that it is possible to give strong arguments, with suitable examples, in both cases.

But, looking at the issue from a different perspective, it can be said that luck is something that is a given. There is nothing much a person can do to change his or her luck.

The only thing that a person has some degree of control over is the way he acts. Most of the times we get what we really want, because then we work hard towards getting that thing. Hard Work might not get you to the desired end every time, but it will highly increase your chances of getting there every time.

So, I feel that between hard work and luck, it is hard work that we should focus upon, simply because it is the thing that we can actually do. If we do our part, I am sure luck will play it's role and get us whatever it is that we want. What say you?

9 comments:

Marjo said...

true. even with luck but not accompanied with hard work, the blessings of luck might burst like a bubble.

Paulie said...

I don't believe in luck. I call what you describe a blessing!

Book Calendar said...

It takes hard work to prepare to take advantage of the lucky breaks that come your way. If you aren't ready for opportunities you can't have them.

stev said...

smartness > all? ;)

largely agreed with book calendar's pov tho

jitendra said...

Hi..my name is jitendra vishwakarma ...i think luck plays a very huge roll in one's life,,,it is right to say that by hard work u can change ur luck but a small jerk of luck can also change ur life.......and ur hard work will be use less...''for example...suppose u r going to dig a well u r digging....but after some time u came to know that there is no any chances to get watter ..now what about ur hard work.....plz tell me

jitendra said...

Hi..my name is jitendra vishwakarma ...i think luck plays a very huge roll in one's life,,,it is right to say that by hard work u can change ur luck but a small jerk of luck can also change ur life.......and ur hard work will be use less...''for example...suppose u r going to dig a well u r digging....but after some time u came to know that there is no any chances to get watter ..now what about ur hard work.....plz tell me

Rajesh said...

i think luck dominete hordwork if a person succed in his life totally because of luck there is no use with hardwork

Rajesh said...

i think luck will be dominate hardwork if some one succeed in life it is totally because of luck there is nothing will happend with hordwork

Naveen said...

hardwork merely added with luck succeeds a person

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