Sunday, March 5, 2017

"Luck" Or Diligence?


"Luck of the Irish". "Pot luck". "I feel lucky." 
All terms used in description of something not understood, which of course leaves the door open for more-than-reasonable doubt. Doubt is the king of dispensationalist emotionalism, so room must always be made for it in their lack of logic. The best they ever hope for is survival, because their decision-making processes are fowled by unhealthy amounts of scepticism. 
Back in real life, among those who consistently live it, the view is different: There's a motivational outlook quite unique to the person who believes and achieves; whose thinking is clear and honest & has set aside instant gratification for long-term rewards. They realize success depends upon calling their shot and having the courage to take it. Doctor defined it as "the two 'c's" - Clearness and Concern.
To receive anything we have to be Clear about what we want, then become Concerned about receiving it. Clearness involves listing the desired goal in minute detail. Concern takes the form of thinking through completely how to attain it. The greater the clarity and concern, the less room we leave for fear, doubt & uncertainty. These good habits can replace apprehension, procrastination & disappointment as they are daily & faithfully practiced.
Success is the result of positive, forward thinking like this to achieve results. There are no lose ends nor anything left to chance. The results may be immediate, or take some time, depending on the goal, how well we've planned and how well/faithfully we act on the plans. Developing a habit and proficiency of this discipline is called diligence.
There's a mountaintop of success to which you can rise, if you're willing to stop settling for just getting by!

2 comments:

Master Doh-San said...

"In my experience, there's no such thing as 'luck'." -- Obi-Wan Kenobi

Although there is such a thing as "chance" -- or even serendipity -- there's no such thing force "luck" that can be manipulated.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

N0 "Luck" but what we MAKE (Galatians 6:7)
We become what we habitually think about.