The Luck Factor

Making money or creating wealth is not about pure luck; it is about creating luck with efforts, gaining a specific mindset. If you gain this mindset and then you’ll able to create your own luck in any circumstances. Thus, develop both the skillset and the mindset that you need.

Luck can be categorized into four:

  1. Blind luck, fate
  2. Luck from hustling, hard work, diligence
  3. Luck from preparation, having an extreme specialization at one specific topic and being able to see opportunities in that field.
  4. Luck from your unique character, luck comes to you because you’re extremely good at something, or you have a unique mindset or brand.

Everyone can have skillset and mindset if they have the prerequisites, like being able to listen and being healthy.

Neither wealth nor these skillsets can be created at one big jump. It takes time. There will also be some hinders on the road; everything is possible in life, so you should be patient. Wealth pile up itself like water drops, little by little for long years. Of course, there are exceptions, but wealth creation mostly happens like that.

Further look: Making Money Isn’t About Luck

Taking care of the mind

Taking care of the mind is essential for uncovering self-divinity, so committing yourself to the sharpening mind is an obligation for moving forward as a human being. The more you put effort into your mind, the more you become unique. This uniqueness does not bring you happiness, but it does bring peace, which is one of the most valuable assets of a healthy mind. If you accomplish that, you will be at home anywhere in the world.

One way of doing it is by studying one philosopher’s ideas by dedicating a prominent time for understanding and plumbing greater levels of his or her ideas to gain deeper insights. Put your energy to do it, but don’t forget to see things as it is.

A wise person differentiates himself from fervent aficionados of satisfaction by stop trying to pursue worldly pleasures like fame and fortune. Yet, this stoic principle does not mean that you need to abstract yourself from society and dedicate your entire time for seeking wisdom by reading books or meditating in a quiet place. Creating wisdom is actually about forming a balance between pleasure and pain within the mind. This notion is key to living a good life and real virtue of stoic philosophy; true wisdom comes from living a life according to nature.

Further look: Letters From a Stoic