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What do you do when: the harder you work, the unluckier you get?

  1. sweetzara profile image77
    sweetzaraposted 5 years ago

    What do you do when: the harder you work, the unluckier you get?


  2. Leaderofmany profile image60
    Leaderofmanyposted 5 years ago

    Keep working, it has to turn around at some point and time. All things happen for a reason, you will know that reason when it's ready to be revealed to you.

  3. meow48 profile image75
    meow48posted 5 years ago

    if it is something like a disciplinary action at work, then I try my best to understand what i did wrong and learn from the mistake.  If it is because I trying too hard, i slow down and change up my work routine.  ie: like filling out paperwork from the bottom up.  It makes you focus more on the task at hand and not make the human mistake of assuming the answer without understanding the question, .

  4. dzephaniah profile image60
    dzephaniahposted 5 years ago

    This life is a test (administered by God himself). I believe that we get to live multiple lifetimes. As a result of our deeds, some of us get “promoted” in the next lifetime, therefore we start the life at the better “position” and some of us get “demoted” and come in into this world into more “disadvantaged position” (in that lifetime, we have to work even harder, to get promoted). To have a better life and luck, we don’t necessarily need to work harder; we have to become  better people. I have very large family (we are very close, and they number in thousands).  I have been observing them for the last 40 years, and I can see how it works. Good life is not measured by the amount of money that the person has. It is measured by the degree of inner happiness and piece, to be content with whatever that you have (not worrying what someone else has). I have seen some truly happy people.

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    ScottHoughposted 5 years ago

    Most successful people are failures at hundreds if not thousands of things before they find success. Stock traders must incorporate being wrong regularly into their plans. Most new ideas will probably fail. It is the tenacity to keep trying that differentiates successful people. Train yourself to recognize potentially successfully things and plan on being in a position to capitalize on them. You make your own luck.

    There is a novel by Ayn Rand called the Fountainhead. It is criticized heavily, and rightly so, for some poor choices the novelist used, but its central story is about the architect Howard Roark (who was loosely based on Frank Lloyd Wright) who was publicly disparaged as possibly being insane for the first twenty years of his career. To read about his life changing and how public view changed to the point that he became the inspiration for most modern architecture (maybe not quite true, but close) WITHOUT CHANGING A SINGLE ONE OF HIS VALUES, is really empowering for me. He never ever comprimised one bit. He did not cheat. He dedicated himself to his work and making it the best it could be.

  6. ftclick profile image55
    ftclickposted 5 years ago

    sounds like people doing seo to rank in google. They;ll always come out with something to negate your efforts.

  7. lburmaster profile image85
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    That normally means I'm doing something wrong. So I stop working for about 15 minutes to do something relaxing. Give myself a massage, warm up some hot tea, get a snack, sit outside for a few min. Then come back in and things are normally better for the next 30 min.

  8. SidKemp profile image94
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Bring joy into your life - AND - keep working. It's not easy to let go of results and accept that things are getting worse. I know. I went through several years of it. But now that I am committed to unconditional joy, and I keep working, the successes are starting to roll in.

  9. Catherine Kane profile image79
    Catherine Kaneposted 5 years ago

    I'd stop and ask myself two questions-

    Are my obstacles a signal that I'm on the wrong track?


    Are the things I'm thinking are unlucky actually unlucky?

    (there's been a number of times in my life when, what seemed like bad luck actually turned out to be good luck long term....

  10. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    Failure is the road to success.

    It is how you can manage your failure and learn from the lesson to improve yourself. Of course there will be people giving up upon encountering failure. But if you know how to learn from your failure, the success will be at the end of the rainbow.

  11. phillippeengel profile image79
    phillippeengelposted 5 years ago

    Your stoicism and determination should not be circumscribed by the fear of unluckiness. If anyone dare say that you are unlucky, take it as a jest. Luck is a vexed problem, but given our mercurial nature we can easily forget this serendipity and focus on other paramount things. Perpetual worrying over luck will not help much. This is the same as being desultory, and you may think that life is dependent on luck. Forget about luck or no luck, and allay your fears about it. The most important thing in life is to work hard.

  12. KateWest profile image77
    KateWestposted 5 years ago

    You're the only one who can decide when it's time to walk away - "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em"? So many succeed on the 99th try, however if it's not in the cards, you might never get there. That part is up to you.

  13. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Relax and smile. In fact, laugh out loud with your entire body. Be grateful. Thank God for each precious moment.

    Accept responsibility for everything you've experienced. This is not "blame." The result is that you remove yourself from being victim. You shut down ego and you awaken the true self, within -- the sleeping child of God.

  14. T. R. Brown profile image76
    T. R. Brownposted 5 years ago

    Keep working.  I sometimes view challenges as a test intended to determine how much I really want what I am seeking.  It is almost as if the roadblocks are there to make the success that much more fulfilling.