Success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions: it was just luck that the first kick went in, this charm was supposed to bring good luck.
• Chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen: Luck was with me.
• Something regarded as bringing about or portending good or bad things: I don’t like Friday – it’s bad luck.
Luck assumes that something has taken place out of your control, as if it was always going to happen or never at all. It accepts an external force that oversees us all has predetermined our fate; your choices and the efforts you put into something has no effect on what will inevitably be.
What actually happens is all our hard work is deduced to one word and the presumption that ‘luck’ decided it, and thus it happened. We forget when we use phrases like ‘you’re so lucky’ and ‘good luck’, that we are ultimately degrading the situation; as if the person was incapable of succeeding in their own right and have to rely on a greater force. People say we are lucky for our achievements, but in actuality it takes away from the hardship and continuous perseverance to succeed in our goals. In reality, the most fortunate ones in life are people who work hard for it. You do not become accomplished, progressive or successful based on luck, unless you went to Eaton.