Luck has long been a subject of debate, with some people believing it exists and others denying it. Some people feel that luck exists and that there’s little you can do to alter your failure or success. Others, on the other hand, believe that the actions you take to reach many possibilities will determine your success or failure.
A well-known example of someone who has achieved success is Oprah Winfrey. Oprah was born into a poor, single-parent household and experienced many forms of abuse. Despite the abuse and poverty she faced early on, Oprah went on to become one of the most successful talk show hosts in history.
When asked about her success, Oprah has said that luck played a role in her achievements. “I realized that luck is just preparation meeting opportunity…So I just decided that I’d better prepare myself for when opportunity comes.”
Oprah’s story is a great example of how taking advantage of opportunities can lead to success, regardless of where you come from or what obstacles you face. Preparation is key in achieving goals, whether it’s landing your dream job or becoming a success story like Oprah.
So next time you’re feeling down about your current situation, remember that with a little bit of luck and preparation, anything is possible.
I believe that Oprah Winfrey is correct when she claims “luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” I agree with her for multiple reasons, the foremost being that your actions will always dictate your outcome. If you’re prepared for opportunities, you’re more likely to take advantage of them.
The following story is an example of this notion in play. There was once a man who went to interview for his dream job. He had studied hard and worked hard to get to where he was and felt confident that he had the skills required for the position.
During the interview, the interviewer asked him what he would do if he won the lottery. The man replied that he would continue to work hard and prepare for opportunities because he knows that luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
The interviewer was so impressed with his answer that he gave him the job on the spot. This just goes to show that preparation plus opportunity equals success more times than not.
First, I concur with Oprah Winfrey’s idea that “luck is a function of preparation meeting opportunity.” Because the actions you take will always influence your outcome, I believe this. This is because when you want to get somewhere, you are not simply waiting for something to come to you about it. By going out and being in command of your life, as well as being a go-getter, I feel that your fate will be determined.
For example, if you want to be a doctor you are not just going to sit around and wait for the opportunity to come to you, you have to go out and get it. You have to put in the extra work and study for it. You can’t just rely on luck because if you do eventually your hard work will pay off. In order for something good to happen you have to be prepared for when that opportunity comes knocking at your door.
I also think that opportunities present themselves when you least expect them. For example, let’s say you are looking for a job and you’ve been searching for months with no avail. You could easily get discouraged and give up, but if you just keep pushing through and don’t give up that job could easily find you.
It’s all about having faith and not giving up. If you want something bad enough and you are putting in the work eventually it will come to you. So, I believe that luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity because if you are prepared for when that opportunity comes knocking at your door eventually your hard work will pay off.
For example, I wanted my family to have a better lifestyle than what I experienced. While making this decision, I couldn’t just lie around and expect to get accepted from doing research. To achieve my goals,I had to apply myself during high school by getting good grades.
So, in this case my desire was the opportunity, my research was the preparation, and making good grades (which I did) was the success that led to me receiving scholarships and eventually obtaining my degree. This is an example of how success leads to opportunities, and how taking advantage of opportunities require preparation.
Now let’s talk about Oprah Winfrey for a moment; one of the most iconic self-made billionaire entrepreneurs of our time. She went from being born into poverty and molested as a child, to becoming one of the most influential women in the world.
I also had to go out and fill out applications for various schools, make numerous phone calls, and follow up on things in order to reach my goal. Second, I agree with Oprah Winfrey’s statement that “luck is a question of preparation meeting opportunity,” because putting up your best efforts when faced with any and all possibilities is crucial.
Preparation is a great factor when faced with any and all opportunities. If you are prepared for an opportunity, then you are more likely to be successful.
Oprah Winfrey is a perfect example of this concept. She is one of the most successful women in the world, and she didn’t get there by chance. Oprah credits her success to hard work and preparation.
“I believe that luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey
This quote is simple, but it’s true. If you want to be lucky, you have to prepare for opportunities and be ready to seize them when they arise.
Of course, not every opportunity will lead to success. But if you are prepared, you increase your chances of lucking into something great.
So if you want to be lucky, don’t leave things to chance. Get out there and prepare for opportunity. It’s the best way to increase your odds of success.