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Some see luck as the key to success or as a reason for failure. A more balanced view is that good and bad luck will always play a part in our lives; the key is to think positively and spot the opportunities.

When an effort fails to bring about the desired rewards, it is sometimes tempting, or easy, to blame it all on bad luck. Those who do succeed over the long term, however, are unlikely to have been blessed with an uninterrupted run of good fortune; it is more likely that they have accepted that their enterprise will be affected by both ups and downs.

To be able to exploit good luck when it occurs, you need to cultivate a particular mindset. ...

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