For many of us, talking about our accomplishments and achievements can be uncomfortable. Even though we may have worked really hard at something in our career, our personal lives, and more, so many of us describe our success using language like, “I was in the right place at the right time” or “I was so lucky that XYZ happened.”
But here’s the thing: luck isn’t what helps most people get ahead (hello, supremacy, power, and privilege). And in fact, I firmly disagree with the concept of luck.
Part of the reason I don’t believe in luck, is that I know from my work as an equity, diversity, and inclusion consultant that the systems in which we work, play, study, live, and more are designed to be biased tied back to class, gender, race/ethnoculture, and other identities.
And so those who have privilege are able to get ahead more easily than others, while for those who lack privilege, it’s not about luck — it’s about how we show up.
In this video, I share an expression that transformed my outlook on luck and the critical factor that’s way more important than luck in attaining and owning your success.
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