"The man who said 'I'd rather be lucky than good’ saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net and for a split second it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward and you win…or maybe it doesn’t, and you lose.”
- Chris Wilton, Match Point.
How much of life is dependent on luck and how much of it is really what we reap from our hard work or decisions?
I've written before how the more I live life, how much more I feel we do not have control over things which we think or have thought we have/had.
We like to think we have (at least some) control over what happens to us in our lives, its surprising to see how little we have. We can always take precautions prepare and work hard etc.. but at the end of the day, we can't really control what is to happen.
We like to think that we control what happens so that our hard work is not for nothing and also to ease the uncertainty of the future, for the biggest reason for fear is not knowing.
Of course I am not saying that we have no control over anything so we should just wait for faith to do its job and put no effort into anything.
The right answer probably is "you do your best and must let fate do the rest"... if you are lucky you will succeed, if not you will fail, but just don't beat yourself over it, cuz there was more involved than your own will. no, I am not saying its god(of God)'s will. That is just an easy way of explaining luck and fate, not to say that its completely implausible for god to exist.
But again, sometimes, it does feel like maybe that doing one's best isn't really going to help as well... that what is meant to be is meant to be and which ever precautions or preparations you make won't make a darn difference what so ever.