What Luck is Really About

Victory awaits him, who has everything in order – Luck we call it. Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions –Bad Luck we call it” – Roald Amundsen.

"Lucky" Amundsen at the South Pole - December 1911
“Lucky” Amundsen at the South Pole – December 1911

Amundsen is known to be the leader of the first successful expedition to the South Pole, beating Scott who was comparatively very ill-prepared and died on the return journey (after ┬áthe heart-breaking discovery of Amundsen’s Norwegian flag at the South Pole!).

 

 

This probably summarizes a philosophy of luck that many of us should adopt as a general approach to life!

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