What Does Lady Luck Have To Do With Success?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

lady luck

Hi folks. Have you ever looked at someone else's success and thought how "lucky" they are? Or, made a comment about a Blogger on ActiveRain, about how their posts are always featured and it must be because "they know the right people" or they are featured because they are "popular"?

Did you know, successful people rarely, if ever, have thoughts like these? Successful people have a strong work ethic and have spent many years honing their craft to achieve "overnight success".

Successful REALTORS® have spent many years prospecting and studying market conditions to be able to get "lucky" and be in the right place at the right time. "Popular" Bloggers on ActiveRain have also put in the time, done the research and studied the market (AR) in order to become "popular" and get into the right "clique".

Lady Luck has nothing to do with success. You may get lucky and have short term success but you cannot achieve long term success this way. You have to have a plan and you have to stick to it. The same applies to ActiveRain. Being popular or being part of the right clique will not give you lasting success. You have to be willing to share and give folks information they can use. You have to be consistent.

So maybe if you are not having the success you feel you deserve you need to check your attitude first. Secondly, devise a plan and stick to it. Success in anything takes careful planning and persistency.

Check your vocabulary. Change:

  • Luck to hard work
  • Clique to niche
  • Popular to trustworthy

Work hard towards becoming the expert in your niche and build trust by being honest and dependable. By doing this you may find yourself being "popular" and in the right "clique" and before you know it, your "luck" will change. To me, ActiveRain is just like real estate or life for that matter. I would venture to say that the "popular" Bloggers on ActiveRain are, or will be, successful in their businesses as well.

OK, I just reread this post and I'm not sure I got my point across. Maybe I'll get lucky. It sure sounded good when it was my head. Oh well, I'm throwing it out there anyway. Sometimes you just have to go for it. Maybe, you DID get my point. Did you? Does your success depend on Lady Luck?


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Comments (46)

Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Bryant, Yep, it's all about hard work and putting in the hours. Business doesn't fall into our laps although sometimes it will. Todays hours are tomorrows dollars :)

Dec 18, 2012 08:06 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

The harder I work, the luckier I get.                                                                                                                  

Dec 18, 2012 09:31 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author


The lady you speak of is always welcomed in anything I do but I don't wait for her if she is not on time.

Dec 18, 2012 10:05 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

BB, it is interesting how luck always falls into the hands of people who are well prepared and know their job.

Dec 18, 2012 10:20 PM
Ridhi Raheja
Movement Mortgage (Illinois) - Naperville, IL
FHA, 203k, VA, Jumbo, PreApproval, Jumbo Home Loan

I don't think it's luck that will make one a successful person. It should be hardwork and perseverance. Luck comes maybe because you work hard. My two cents.


Dec 18, 2012 11:16 PM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

To thine own self be true comes to mind and taking responsibilty for our actions and inactions.

Dec 18, 2012 11:41 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Pretty simple approach to life. Have your family relationship strong and preserved. Work hard, think of others, be creative and have passion, fun for being in the right profession wearing the blue and gold"R". And be flexible to change as it does so your job does not feel like one. And you get paid on top of the feeling of accomplishment as "secondary gain". Build joy from within rather than expect others, outside yourself for the feeling of "happiness". That comes and goes.

Dec 19, 2012 12:36 AM
Justin Dibbs
Pearson Smith Realty - Ashburn, VA
REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale

When you are working hard it's amazing how you get "lucky" and the breaks start to fall your way.

Dec 19, 2012 02:49 AM
Mary Ann Daniell Realtor
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Subsidiary of NRT LLC - Killeen, TX
Delivering Successful Results Since 1999

What I have found over the years is the agents who come in to this business with that attitude that failure is not an option usually end up being successful!   Start the new year by making a plan, and then work your plan.   It won't pay off for several months, but be patient.  If you keep working your plan consistently, business will follow!

Dec 19, 2012 02:55 AM
Sarah Freitag
eXp Realty LLC - ICON Agent - Cassville, MO
People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. 
Dec 19, 2012 04:46 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I love this: Check your vocabulary.


  • Luck to hard work
  • Clique to niche
  • Popular to trustworthy'
So many successes are due to hard work and perseverance over years. not days or months.
Dec 19, 2012 07:52 AM
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Ok so am I like the worse blog host on AR? Post and run seems to me my MO lately.

BUT....I do read each and every comment and truly appreciate you guys stopping by.

Hopefully i am able to help some of you in your business.

Please feel free to email me direct at brokerbryant@gmail.com if you ever need any help or just have questions.

Dec 19, 2012 11:55 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

BB:  LOL...seems to be mine too. BUT. I do read everything and anything and when time allows I can comment. I just need to ask you one thing. Do you get all these features because you're popular or successful LOL LOL  Happy Holidays to you and TLW.

Dec 23, 2012 02:58 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
I don't believe in luck. Hard work, dedication and elbow grease are the factors that lead to true successes.
Dec 23, 2012 03:30 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Very well put and I totally agree with every point you made... Happy Day and congrats on the feature... You lucky guy... LOL

Dec 23, 2012 04:19 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey Bryant!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week!

Dec 23, 2012 05:31 AM
Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D.
Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795 - Santa Maria, CA
Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879

Bryant -

Some people have no clue how much hard work goes in to being lucky!


Dec 23, 2012 06:04 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nope, luck has nothing to do with it! It is because you are so darn good looking.

Merry Christmas to you, Billie and everyone you care about.


Dec 23, 2012 10:49 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

BB - I agree with TNI; it takes a lot of work to be consistently lucky.

Merry Christmas

Dec 23, 2012 11:01 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, you are right BB.  It's a combo of hard work and good strategy.  Once you have that, it's a matter of consistency.

Dec 23, 2012 07:07 PM