In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 rich people and 128 poor people. One of the questions I asked was, “Do you need to be lucky to be rich?”
Interestingly, both groups answered yes. However, the poor group considered luck to be some random event, such as inheriting money, or being in the right place at the right time, sort of thing.
The rich had a very different view of luck.
The rich believed that you needed to put yourself in a position, that you needed to create the opportunity, for good luck to visit you. They saw luck as a continuously flowing stream of water. Meaning, luck was omnipresent and everywhere. Those who are beneficiaries of good luck, fight to get themselves into that stream. They want to become a large enough rock, the stream of luck cannot avoid smashing into.
So, the hard part is becoming a big rock in the stream of luck. How do the rich do that?
By doing certain things every day that allow them to grow and improve. I call these things Growth Habits. By engaging in daily habits that force you to grow and improve, either in knowledge, skills, or both, you become the person you need to become in order for luck to visit you. You transform yourself and by transforming yourself, you put yourself in a position to be the beneficiary of good luck.
Through Growth Habits, you transform yourself into a big rock that the stream of luck smashes into.