September 3, 2004

News & Opinion: Thank You

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:20 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Virgil already said it, audentis Fortuna iuvat (luck helps those who are audacious).
Well then, does Good Luck, in capital letters, exist?
Plain old good luck is chance; it cannot be controlled. Chance is what happens to those who do nothing to avoid it. On the other hand, Good Luck is what occurs when you create conditions that enable you to achieve what you desire. But how are these conditions created? Through work. And what is bad luck? It depends on how you look at it. It can be experienced as a tragedy or as an opportunity to reconsider things in your life, without denying pain or adversity. Bad luck, with time, can turn into Good Luck.
We hope you enjoyed the excerpt from our new book.
One parting thought from Napolean Bonaparte:
"Conditions? What are conditions? I am the conditions?"
And from Woody Allen:
"Ninety percent of success is based simlpy on insisting."
And from us:
How much longer are you going to wait?
Good Luck!

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.