“You say good fortune used to meet you at every corner. But the fortunate person is the one who gives themselves a good fortune. And good fortunes are a well-tuned soul, good impulses and good actions.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Luck is whatever happens that is not in your control. You lose some coins from your pocket when out walking: that’s bad luck. You find some coins down the back of the sofa while cleaning the sitting room: that’s good luck. Neither of these outcomes did you control, but your own actions had an impact on the turn of events.
By understanding what is truly important to you and recognising your impulses, you can be prepared to take the right actions that lead to a greater likelihood of more of the good kind of luck we all could do with. After all, ‘chance favours the prepared mind’.