“If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all”

“Born Under a Bad Sign” by Cream

Luck is defined as success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than one’s own actions.

Do I deserve this?

Be prepared for some good and bad luck when trying to get your venture off the ground. Good fortune is often considered one’s fate and therefore deserved. Conversely, bad luck is frustrating and perceived to be caused by other sources out of one’s control.

 At times you’ll feel like you can’t catch a break and the world seems against you. At each turn there’s a black cat walking across your path. Blaming someone or something else for your problems is a common practice, but it doesn’t change anything.

Luck, good or bad, can also be about timing. Mother Nature (drought/frost) especially in the world of food and economics (tariffs) can have devastating effects without warning. COVID-19 is a perfect example of the unexpected.

This isn’t fair

Ironically though, one’s bad luck can result in someone else’s good luck. Opportunities can be realized from another’s grief as I’ve noted in a previous post.

No amount of planning can foresee all future setbacks. In my case, an extraordinary interest rate spike and a recession were inescapable plagues.

If it wasn’t for bad luck…