"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
- Thomas Jefferson
It would be difficult to find a person who didn't believe in luck, even though many of us might not think we ever have much of it. Everyone has had a stroke of luck in life somewhere and we certainly all know someone who seems to have more of it than we do. But luck is not a mystical force unto itself; it is the result of hard work and preparation. You have to be ready for an opportunity when it arises.
Many people that have earned success have worked hard and have taken every opportunity, large and small, with great zeal and an eagerness to learn from any situation. History is bountiful with such success stories, proving that luck is only a part of being ready to take the next step.