Luck and good fortune

You need luck, no matter how much talent, drive and desire you have.  Without luck you may find it hard to get your ideas and projects off the ground no matter how good they are. In mythology, folklore and fairy tales, luck is sprinkled upon travellers trying to find their way. In Homer’s Odyssey the goddess Athena appears in disguise to help Odysseus and his son. In our age luck and good fortune may appear to come down to chance meetings, the good fortune to find yourself speaking with someone who will listen to your ideas. The good fortune to pay attention to your own intuitions. Sometimes we speak of ‘making your own luck’ of being able to spot an opportunity and investigate it further. It is a useful talent to know how to spot and take advantage of the luck that comes our way. ‘Be lucky!’ – as they say.