The idea of luck is very seductive. Doesn't it sound great? When you have luck you can just show up and without any work or struggle or self doubt have your wishes granted. On the flip side, if your dreams don't come true you can rail against the unfair fates and simply say that luck was not on your side. But what is luck, really?
I love the quote "Luck is when opportunity meets preparation" To me this is great working model for luck. Opportunities will come and go, for all of us, but those of us who are prepared and knowledgeable will have the ability to use those opportunities to our advantage. People who have not done their homework will stand on the sidelines and think that we are lucky and wonder why they aren't so lucky.
Let go of your old ideas of luck. There is nothing random about luck; it arises out of many moments of preparedness. Instead of focusing on when we will be lucky let's shift our focus to being prepared and willing.