Both Hard Work and Luck Lead to Success
It has been said that people succeed because of hard work and luck has nothing to do with success. Although I believe that hard work is very important for success, I must disagree with this statement. I think both hard work and luck lead to success.
One the one hand, luck often plays an important role in getting success. There have been many cases of successful researchers and inventors making major breakthroughs while they were actually trying to solve another problem or create a different device. One of the biggest lucky mistakes in history is Columbus’ so-called discovery of America. He changed the history but he was really looking for India. In addition, luck offers an opportunity to get success. There is something to be said that simply being in the right place at the right time – perhaps meeting someone by chance can help one to succeed. Coming across Dumas helped Jules Verne to be a very famous author in the world. So we cannot deny the importance of luck in getting success.
On the other hand, hard work invites good luck to achieve success. When the influence of luck cannot be ignored, it is not to say that one should depend on it and ignore the value of hard work. If one is willing to work hard, success will eventually be achieved. Hark work is often an essential ingredient of luck because it enables one to take advantages of a lucky encounter. If a scientist has not worked hard to develop his knowledge and skills, he may not recognize that lucky breakthrough when it comes alone. Without hard work, Newton would not work out the Newton’s Law after hitting by an apple. Without years of hard work to prove the theory that the world was round, Columbus would not find the new continent. His hard work invited this lucky discovery and he took it successfully.
People who work hard help make their own luck by being ready when opportunity knocks. When it comes to success, I believe that hard work and luck go hand...