Make Tomorrow Your Lucky Day

This months article by Katie for the Hyannis-Centerville Life magazine…

Make Tomorrow Your Lucky Day

Do you believe in luck?  The word luck elicits different images and emotions in people.  Perhaps you think of winning the lottery, landing a great job, being in a great relationship, or perhaps a leprechaun sitting with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ready to give you your hearts desires.  Maybe you consider yourself to be someone with great luck, or on the contrary someone with horrible luck- perhaps lingering years after a broken mirror or stepping on a crack as a child.

It seems like there is a great commonality in what “successful” people view luck as.  Benjamin Franklin said, “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”  Samuel Goldwyn took a similar outlook,saying, “the harder I work the luckier I get.”  Serena Williams, winner of multiple gold medals at the Olympics said about her success, “Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.”

Whether they are successful in politics, film, athletics, business or other endeavors the common link is hard work.  Yes, being in the right place at the right time helps- but how do you think these people got there?  Constantly, relentlessly working towards their goal- even if they were uncertain when the time would arise when all that hard work would be tested.  That’s the thing about success- rarely does it come overnight.  It’s countless hours spent working on the details.  Over and over again.  Never settling for less than perfect, even when perfect seems far away or unattainable.  It’s easy to watch professional athletes make the buzzer beater shot and call it lucky.  Or to watch a musician beautifully and elegantly play a piece and chalk it up to “natural ability.”  But ask those people what it took to get there and you would likely see a deeper story- one involving incalculable hours working toward perfecting their craft, and undoubtedly many sacrifices made along the way.

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and we end up right where we’re supposed to be, and perhaps being lucky plays into that.  But I also believe that when you work hard in pursuing what you desire you are more likely to end up right where you’re supposed to be.  Don’t let the hands of fate dictate what you do, and more importantly don’t use bad luck or lack of time as an excuse to not pursue what you desire.  Prioritize what’s important to you and involve those you love in your pursuits.

As a gym owner one of my biggest pet peeves is when people say something along the lines of “I would be in shape/strong/fit/ripped if I worked out and ate better.”  Yes, yes you would.  If you really believe that- act on it!  If being fit and healthy is important to you, then don’t count on luck to get you where you want to be.  Take the lessons learned from successful people and put them into use- work towards what you want!

Cape Cod is an inspiring place to be, and it’s also filled with endless possibilities in developing and testing our fitness.  Each year the Cape hosts event such as the Hyannis Sprint Triathalons, the Hyannis Marathon, the Falmouth Road Race, and the Run to the Top.  Start training now, committing to a goal in the future, and putting the time daily into your training.

Remember that luck benefits those who consistently work hard day in and day out, even when they’re having a bad day or are momentarily lacking motivation.  No matter what your hopes and goals are, put in the work daily, surround yourself with people who believe in you and motivate you, and believe that the work that you do today may make tomorrow your lucky day!

Take the lessons learned from successful people and put them into use- work towards what you want!


Remember that luck benefits those who consistently work hard day in and day out.

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