Success is a result of consistent practice of winning skills and actions. There is nothing miraculous about the process. There is no luck involved.— Bill Russell
Inspiring Luck And Skill quotations
I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
I was in the right place at the right time.
This is ten percent luck, Twenty percent skill, Fifteen percent power of will, Five percent pleasure, Fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name
Here is part of the tradeoff with diversification.
You must be diversified enough to survive bad times or bad luck so that skill and good process can have the chance to pay off over the long term.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is within yourself.
Don't confuse luck with skill when judging others, and especially when judging yourself.
Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles.
They are skilled at creating their own chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don't try it without that 10 per cent.
Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words; This is good luck.
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
He’s very pretty. For a human.” “He’s very broken,” said Magnus. “Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.
With success it's like 60% talent, maybe 20% luck and then 20% being at the right place at the right time. There are so many artists that have been passed by - even though, on paper, they're the most incredibly talented artists, they don't have the social skills to take it outside of the bedroom.
So, it takes a lot of chance and luck.
I mean I was lucky enough to get in the program where people with the same skills never made it to the program. So keep trying.
If you're lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones. So It's probably 80 percent luck and 20 percent skill.
You make your Own luck.
Some people, through luck and skill, end up with a lot of assets.
If you're good at kicking a ball, writing software, investing in stocks, it pays extremely well.
We have this myth that if you work hard, you can accomplish anything.
It's not a very American thing to say, but I don't think that's true. It's true for a lot of people, but you need other things to succeed. You need luck, you need opportunity, and you need the life skills to recognize what an opportunity is.
So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill.
Women attribute their success to working hard, luck, and help from other people.
Men will attribute that - whatever success they have, that same success - to their own core skills.
It's human nature to find patterns where there are none and to find skill where luck is a more likely explanation (particularly if you're the lucky manager).
The histories of the lives and fortunes of men are full of instances of this nature,--where favorable times and lucky accidents have done for them, what wisdom or skill could not.
Once the true relationship between inflation and unemployment is understood, with luck and skill, a free lunch is possible.
We underestimate the distance between ourselves and others.
Not just inferential distance, but distances of temperament and ability, distances of situation and resource, distances of unspoken knowledge and unnoticed skills and luck, distances of interior landscape.
There may be such a thing as habitual luck.
People who are said to be lucky at cards probably have certain hidden talents for those games in which skill plays a role. It is like hidden parameters in physics, this ability that does not surface and that I like to call "habitual luck".
Nowadays when a poet with one privately printed book can have his next three years taken care of by a Guggenheim fellowship, a Kenyon Review fellowship, and the Prix de Rome, it is hard to remember what chances the poet took in that small-town world, how precariously hand-to-mouth his existence was. And yet in one way the old days were better; [Vachel] Lindsay after a while, by luck and skill, got far more readers than any poet could get today.
Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed.
Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.
Being a successful investor & winning in the stock market is a matter of skill & discipline and not luck alone
To guess what to keep and what to throw away takes considerable skill.
Actually it is probably merely a matter of luck, but it looks as if it takes considerable skill.
We who survived the Camps are not true witnesses.
We are those who, through prevarication, skill or luck, never touched bottom. Those who have, and who have seen the face of the Gorgon, did not return, or returned wordless.
I’d always disparaged the games people played in pursuit of love - or the next hook up. The whole thing was a competition to see who could get how far, and I could never figure out if there was more luck or skill involved, or some unknowable combination of the two. People rarely said what they thought, or revealed how they felt. No one was honest.
Luck is only my lover, not my wife," replied Bahktiaan easily.
He drew his saber. "If ever I wed, it will be skill and intelligence." "Tedious bedfellows," said Sergi.