It’s been said by people like Jordan Belfort, Meet Kevin, and a slew of others that Grant Cardone just “got lucky” in real estate because basically everyone is making a killing in commercial real estate in 2019. But when the real estate market crashes, Cardone and everyone like him are going down because they’re not “true” masters of real estate.
“You need to be successful in all environments, and all market conditions! Rely on your skill and not luck!” – Typical guru.
It’s nonsense. And it’s a game losers like to tell themselves so they feel like they’re surrounded by losers like themselves (because those other winners are actually losers, but just got “lucky”). And winners like to tell themselves this nonsense because it makes them feel like their success is even better and unique, than all the other “lucky” winners that surround them.
The reality is hard to swallow: Everything is luck.
You’re lucky to be alive. Lucky to be reading this. At what point do you decide someone’s success isn’t valid due to luck? Gates is only successful because he was lucky to be born right around the time the computer was getting big. That stock trader that made $5 mil back in 1999 is
“a garbage trader, he only got lucky because of the dot coms!”
Well, their luck made them rich enough.
It’s a myth that you have to be successful in some unrelenting, never ending fashion. It only takes 1 attempt that gets lucky for you to “make it.” Whether it be picking a life partner, picking an investment, or a career path, it doesn’t matter.
Start thinking about getting lucky just once – it’s often all you really need.
Skill helps the odds for your luck, and persevering just increases your number of lotto tickets in life. Skill and persevering doesn’t guarantee anything though – you still have to have luck.
You can’t win without luck.
We feel comfortable with being told it’s all about skill and your attitude, because it gives the illusion we’re in control. But we’re only in control of our odds (skill), and the amount of chances to take (work), but we don’t actually control the outcome. If you still disagree, you’re lucky you didn’t get struck by lightning just now, or lucky you were born with eyes to read this and be upset, and so on.
In what ways have you ignored the fact that you’re incredibly lucky?