Your reply is fully focused on success while my previous post was exactly to remove this direct relationship. The focus should be on the infinite amount of coincidences that we've been through.No, it's pragmatic
No we can't.
But luck is only half the story, and it's the half you have no control over.
It's dumb to waste energy on things outside of your control.
Also as I've stated, the very title of this thread discounts the other half of success, the one that a person can actually influence. Let alone the idea of putting yourself in a position to take advantage of the luck that comes your way.
It's really a locus of control issue.
Look at the Olympics, they're all incredibly lucky and gifted, but without the hard work, they wouldn't be there. I'm not discounting luck, I just see little reason to consider it.
Many, many decisions aren't defined by success, it's just coincidences.
You go for a walk and you suddenly meet an old friend who's in town. He asks you if you want to go for a beer. The fact that you've stumbled upon an old friend is a pure coincidence. Your decision to go for a beer with him or not has nothing to do with success and risk management. But what if you decide to go for a beer and he talks to you about something that would change your life for the better?