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The Blueprint to Increase Your Luck and Achieve Success



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Success eludes everyone. Most people chase success and only a few achieve it ultimately. Everybody wants to achieve success while nobody wants to encounter failure. Success comes when you learn from your failures. If success comes easily, it goes away easily. When success comes through lots of hard work, struggles and sacrifices, it remains with you forever. Even if you have setbacks for the time being, you will be able to regain your position and achieve it again because you know it’s worth it. Hence, aim to achieve success through hard work to ensure the longevity of your success.

Success has many fathers while failure is like a mother who teaches you many lessons. Success has many definitions and it depends person to person and their passions and priorities. Success means when the right person is in the right place at the right time. Success needs both the right time and timing. Success comes when you can visualize and connect your dots effectively. Success is the ability to align your abilities with your outcomes. Succinctly, success is an alignment of your intended objectives with your desired outcomes. 

Most people fail because they fail to manage their external disturbances and distractions. They lose their focus when they are confronted with frequent failures. Most people work hard to prove themselves and achieve success. However, only a few achieve success because they can anticipate external risks and disturbances and stay motivated to accomplish their objectives. They take feedback when they fail to do better next time. They are part of the solution, not the problem. They invest their time and efforts to accomplish their passionate goals and objectives. 

For them, success is a byproduct, not an end-product. When you crave success excessively, you seldom achieve it. Instead, if you focus on your passions and goals, you will be able to achieve success. For extraordinary achievers, their passions are their priorities, not success. 

Believe in pluck, not luck

Pluck is the ability to overcome external disturbances. When external factors favor, people can achieve their success. The favorable aspect of these external factors can be called luck. Sometimes the talented and hardworking people run into bad luck ending up as failures. That is why some people may be down due to their bad luck, but they will never be out as they invested their efforts and time consistently.

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson  

A blueprint to increase your luck and achieve success

Some people opine that luck is essential to achieving success. Of course, luck is a minor factor that tilts everything and tips the scale toward your success. Luck comes from your pluck. When you dare to follow your dreams despite external disturbances, you will be able to achieve success. Here is a blueprint to increase your chances of luck and achieve success. 

Come out of your comfort zone because your comfort zone never creates achievers and leaders. Take risks in your passionate areas. Don’t worry if you fail. But learn lessons quickly to move forward. When confronted with failures, think of ‘what next’ rather than brooding over your failures. Create a circle of positive friends to create positive vibrations. Build a network of strong connections. Help them and seek their help. Be gracious to be a giver. Appreciate people during your journey. 

Appreciation costs nothing except investing your precious time. Talk to people irrespective of their rank, position, and profile. Be smart to take the best and leave the rest while listening. Take the best ideas and jot down them. Explore the ideas. Remember, your luck comes from your pluck.  In a nutshell, change your attitude toward luck. Be positive. Be willing to take the risk and fail. Raise your bar. Emphasize excellence. Avoid whining, criticizing, complaining, and condemning. Appreciate others. Above all, be magnanimous.

Explore innovatively to achieve success

At times people blame their time of birth for not achieving success. There are opportunities at every stage of history to establish and achieve success. All that people must do is to explore the prevailing gaps and strive to fill those gaps to achieve success. Some people blame their parents for not providing education and opportunities. It is not proper to blame parents. In my case, I am not fortunate to acquire education when I wanted. 

Then I explored my ways and joined Indian Air Force when I was 19 years old to serve my nation, earn money and learn things. I acquired several qualifications while serving in Indian Air Force such as DME, BSc, MA, PGDCLL, PGDBM, and MBA. After leaving the Indian Air Force, I acquired my Ph.D. in Soft Skills in 2011 despite facing financial challenges. You must find ways to accomplish your objectives rather than blaming others.

For some people, success comes early while for some people, success comes late. Success will certainly touch your toes when you are willing to work hard, risk, and explore your passionate areas. Thomas Jefferson rightly remarked, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”  Remember, if you achieve success overnight it goes away overnight. Hence, achieve success slowly and steadily to sustain it. 

Both luck and pluck are intangible and are essential to achieve the success which is again intangible. Success will come when the time arrives. Hence, contribute your best consistently and constantly without focusing too much on your outcomes. To summarize, success gives you short-term relief and fulfills your short-term temptations whereas adding value to others provides meaning to your life. To conclude, emphasize adding value to others. You will be remembered beyond your lifetime for your contribution. 

Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is an International Leadership Guru with forty years of experience and the author of fifty books including the award-winning ‘See the Light in You’ URL: He is a C-Suite advisor and global keynote speaker. He brings a strategic eye and long-range vision given his multifaceted professional experience including military, teaching, training, research, consultancy, and philosophy. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. He trains a new generation of leaders through leadership education and publications.

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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