Just recently I have been reading about luck and whether there is such a thing a lucky person. It’s a big subject, but two ideas stuck with me:
- People interact with so many people and things in so many different way these days that statistically “miracles” happen. If you define miracles as events that have less than a 1 in a million chance of occurring then I read somewhere that most people will hear of one about once a month. That means that people are going to come across someone being very lucky/unlucky , (perhaps 1 in 10,000 chance events), pretty much every day just based on chance.
- The second idea is much more interesting. It seems that people who describe themselves as lucky seem to know more people than those that describe themselves as unlucky. Not surprisingly the more people you know the better the chance that one of those people will be able to help you out in some way, or will know someone who knows someone ….This networking theory although obvious once it’s explained is pretty powerful.