Luck in Business?

Is there such a thing as luck in business? There are many entrepreneurs or successful business men who believe so.

Indeed there are 2 schools of thoughts - either you believe in luck or you do not.

As for me, I do not believe in luck. If you believe in God, it is God who directs and gives you success or failures. Whichever it is, it is for the betterment of the individual for God knows what is the best for the individual.

However, on the aspect of  individual responsibility in managing the business, to put it simply, it is important that the individual must have the relevant skills and knowledge in the business that he is competing in. He must also have the network, leverage and connectivity in the market place. He must also have adequate resources, whether financials or human capitals to help him to sustain the business. He must also have the relevant leadership, wisdom and vision of business leadership.

There is a saying by a successful corporate leader "the harder you work, the more luck you have". True? Indeed, it is "working smart and hard" and NOT "working smart and NOT hard".

The world is real. It is about ability, capability, connectivity, space creation and hard work. Practise good governance and transparencies. The success that comes without all these basic elements will not be sustainable. It is not deep rooted. When there is great thunderstorm or calamity it will be uprooted and blown away. Thus a deep rooted tree will only be sustainable irregardless of the economic, social or political climates.

Lastly, fear God and be righteous in business. God will prosper the individual or corporate accordingly.

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