Goals, Dreams and Luck. Do you Even Know the Difference??

Morning Folks!!

It strikes me that so many in life don't know the difference between a goal, a dream and pure luck. Then of course there is the other luck that is not PURE. Luck helps. You can participate in luck, then it is not PURE luck. Then it is a combination of work and luck.

But this post is not about luck, it is about dreams and goals. You have to dream something before you have a goal. But if you are a 'Dreamer', then you may or may not see your goal.

With most goals the first thing you need to do is set it and visualize it. Large or small goals are little accomplishments. If you have a life with little accomplishments each and every day you are heading somewhere and that means you know how to set and achieve goals. Even if it is showing up at the Dentist for your 3PM appointment and getting there on time.

Dreams are a vivid vision that you can see in play. They can be big or small. And when you have a dream your actions push destiny in a certain direction. The residue of all the hard work may be luck. Things lining up just right. But that is not PURE luck. That is a modified hybrid luck that successful people use many times throughout their life.

Pure luck isn't even hitting the lottery. You did something proactive to get that 'Lucky' result. Pure luck is a different type of destiny. I am sure we have all experienced it. But not often when you start to think back and redefine what luck really is. I think we can establish there are many degrees of luck. Maybe standing behind the guy who hit the lottery while you are waiting in line and he is so excited he hugs you and promises you $1 million. That would be closer to PURE luck.

But the folks that dream and have goals and work hard every day seem to just have a little more luck than those that don't. When your life is about setting goals, big or small, there is residue. Call it anything you like. But it is often times the difference between winning and losing, success and failure, hitting the goal or not. Add a pinch of destiny. A little bit of karma and you can see it is really the little things that will carry the day. Everybody sees the big things, but it is when you examine the small things closely that gives some the edge time and time again.

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz

13 thoughts on “Goals, Dreams and Luck. Do you Even Know the Difference??

  1. Anunt

    “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

  2. Jeff Schneider

    Hi Rick,
    No I am not drinking or smoking, but an analogy just popped into my head. Remember the movie Matrix? Where vast pods of humans are banked so the matrix could live off humans energy? Say you look at Google as the matrix that has vast stores of .COMs in Parking pods that they feed just enough oxygen or money to these dormant .COMs keeping them under control through the parking system, whereby the .COM never gets to break free and develop into a business. Isn’t this a Matrix?
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

  3. Altaf

    What a great thought ! Every word is worth & life changer.
    Yes, first step is unclear & blurry, then it gets clearer with next timely steps.

  4. Chadi Ghaith

    Love the concept of luck being a ‘residue’; its about time the ghost of luck be busted. Don’t like the poetry related to luck yet somehow can’t deny it totally. I guess the trick is to have enough balance to walk along the logical string of luck without falling into dogma. I believe this has to do with the ability to see the lucky side of anything including being unlucky…

  5. jayjay

    “But this post is not about luck, it is about dreams and goals. You have to dream something before you have a goal. But if you are a ‘Dreamer’, then you may or may not see your goal.”
    Well said! :)
    Many of us are probably guilty from some point of our lives of doing this but realize that ‘dreaming’ will only keep us ‘dreaming’ and nothing more.
    If one starts setting goals as if climbing Mt Everest as an analogy to wealth building from domain investing it’s only natural you’ll find pathways that are successful separating them from failure attempts.
    Luck in this sense is the ability to find as many successful pathways possible whilst minimizing any failure attempts.
    Success in this sense is the ability to acknowledge those failure attempts in order to progress towards successful pathways.

  6. Mike

    Tremendous post, Rick! Your thought goes even above and beyond Stone’s :”The only luck we can get is the one we provide ourselves with.” Bravo!


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