YourMondayMotivator: Are you feeling lucky?

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  • October 8, 2012

“I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” Dirty Harry.

Clint Eastwood

Dirty Harry is a great movie with one of the most memorable lucky quotes ever. Dirty Harry was lucky. The punk, well he made some interesting decisions.

Recently I was thinking about how lucky I was to be born to my parents, in Auckland, in New Zealand. And that I have a duty to make the most of that luck.

I was thinking that just those factors make me very lucky. Those factors mean I could do anything, become anyone. Have I? Could I have done more up to this point? Maybe.

Would I have done some things differently? Yes! Would I be where I am today if I had? No. And there’s the rub.

I like where I’m at today and I feel lucky. Do you? Take stock of where you’re at right now. Here’s a start for you. You’re lucky just being able to read this. Then add the computer, the phone, the office, etc. Make a list and then read through it. …

Do you feel lucky? Well do ya, punk? Put the list somewhere you can read it from time to time. It might remind you to do a bit more or go a bit further and make the most of your luck. Funny thing, by doing these things you could also start to get even luckier.