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What is mightier, hard work or luck?

  1. bharmoriat profile image36
    bharmoriatposted 6 years ago

    What is mightier, hard work or luck?

  2. perfectperception profile image60
    perfectperceptionposted 6 years ago

    Gotta be hard work! Luck's not always there for everyone

  3. Anarchos profile image62
    Anarchosposted 6 years ago

    "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it" -Thomas Jefferson

    Of course, if you live in a society where those with power can simply take what you work for then hopefully you're lucky enough to be one of those in power. Ultimately, though it was not luck that brought about our prosperity.

  4. ivantsoft profile image60
    ivantsoftposted 6 years ago

    luck is everything! however they say that hardworking people are mostly lucky! there are exceptions though...

  5. brandasaur profile image60
    brandasaurposted 6 years ago

    For me, it's the HARD WORK.
    What if LUCK didn't come unto you? What will you do? Wait and wait and wait?
    But when you do the HARD WORK, everything you want to have will be possible because you're doing all the best you got to have your luck.

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    mickelarrposted 6 years ago

    Hard work, if you must choose between the two. How hard you work is often the only thing you have control over. Luck comes and goes. Working hard brings more of it, and makes you better prepared to receive it.

    Smart work might trump them both!

  7. GNelson profile image77
    GNelsonposted 6 years ago

    I have heard it said that the harder you work the luckier you get.

  8. AllieRambles profile image61
    AllieRamblesposted 6 years ago

    Hard work.  You can control that.  Luck is unpredictable.

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    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    There is no such thing at luck, your consistancy and mindset is mightier than them all!  btw What you hear people "say" and what happens don't share the same beliefs, neither do they go hand in hand!

  10. Ramsa1 profile image60
    Ramsa1posted 6 years ago

    I would take great good luck over hard work any day. Reason: hard work does not guarantee success, but if you are lucky, success falls into your lap with virtually no effort on your part.

  11. eye say profile image80
    eye sayposted 6 years ago

    hard work; the satisfaction that comes with the success achieved as a result of effort cannot be replaced by the whim of luck.

  12. MichaelWriter profile image59
    MichaelWriterposted 6 years ago

    I would definitely say hard work. Working smart is even better, but for the purposes of the question, hard work is mightier. People tend to absolve themselves of responsibility for their position in life when they rely on luck.

  13. fit2day profile image74
    fit2dayposted 6 years ago

    It really depends on the situation. I think of sports in that aspect. If the better runner falls in a race, then luck works out better. For the long run, I'd have to say that hard work is mightier.

  14. Sue Bond profile image73
    Sue Bondposted 6 years ago

    “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca

    Start working towards your goal and what you perceive as luck may find you along the way.  Some may get the luck part sooner into their journey than others. 

    At least with hard work (or working smart) you're in control of your destiny.  You're the one who's responsible.  If you believe you need luck to be successful, then you've just given away your power to some unknown entity and can fall prey to the victim/blame mentality.

    I think what trips us up is when we hear about some actor, for example, who was discovered in a bank or restaurant or a musician discovered on youtube - and that was their big break. The only thing is - we don't hear about all the low paying jobs, hours of practice and study, auditions and bit parts/gigs they went on before the big break. 

    Even if luck does find you early, you still need to work to make the dream or goal come true.

  15. rajan jolly profile image89
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    I think its hard work and luck too, though luck might be of some consequence too.

  16. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

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