Do you need luck to become a rich bitch?

Dear Rich bitch, How far do you think luck plays a part in a person’s fortune making effort? Do you think people like Rowling get plain lucky or is it because they have worked so hard that  their time has come? Selena

Dear Selena, luck is a very interesting concept. Some like to argue there is no such thing, but some people’s lives change entirely on account of being in the right place at the right time, and on the other side are those lives that change for the worse on account of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you replace the word luck with fortune then people are more willing to agree that some people are inordinately more fortunate than others and some people are just as inordinately less fortunate than others.

As far as luck playing a part in a person’s money making efforts, I would definitely have to say that if luck does play a part it would be a very small part. In the case of JK Rowling for example, it’s entirely possible someone else could have created the same Harry Potter story and nothing come of it. There are lots of writers who go through their entire lives never getting anything they write accepted for publication no matter how interesting their story might be. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter Novel could just as easily have ended up in a box somewhere; but somewhere along the road of initial rejections her fortune changed and now she’s the first billionaire author in the world.

All the luck in the world would not have made Harry Potter a global hit if the book was not worthy to be read, however. J.K Rowling might have had a little luck on her side but she couldn’t have reached the heights of success achieved without talent; and she certainly wouldn’t have reached the heights of success achieved without the determination and dedication it took to get the book written against all odds, and the courage to go after her dreams.

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