Law Office of Matthew Konecky March 2018

THE KONECKY

MAR 2018

JOURNAL

561.671.5995 | 954.272.6187 | www.matthewkoneckypa.com 110 SE 6th Street, Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 4440 PGA Blvd, Suite 600, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 MASTER YOUR OWN LUCK HOW HARD WORK YIELDS GOOD RESULTS

L uck is a curious thing. As Obi-Wan Kenobi once said, “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” While most of us aren’t trained in the ways of the Force, Obi-Wan may have a point. He was a man who made things happen. He knew what he wanted to achieve and worked toward his goals. When it comes to luck, there is a lesson we can learn from the Jedi master. I truly believe people don’t achieve success through sheer luck. They put in time and effort to reach their goals. When they look back on their lives, they may even say they’ve been lucky, but in reality, hard work was their true foundation. With St. Patrick’s Day as one of the defining days in March, a lot of people have luck on the brain. You may be thinking about how luck has influenced your life or how amazing it would be to have more of it. But here’s the thing: You can have more luck. You hold the power to make things happen for the better. A lot of people associate luck with superstition and ritual. They think they have to do things in a certain order or carry a specific charm wherever they go. But, you have more control over your luck than you may realize. When something “lucky” happens in your life, chances are it happened because you made it happen, not because you carry a four-leaf clover in your pocket. I recently had a conversation with a colleague over lunch about the different types of attorneys. For one, there’s the type of attorney who is successful because they do an exceptional job for their clients. They put in hard work, and it shows. Then, there’s another type of attorney whose personality dominates their image. They may have a magnetic persona, be charismatic and approachable, but they might not have the greatest track record in court. These two types of people can be applied to just about any profession. You see it in sports, politics, business, and in life in general. Some people are born with a naturally outgoing and approachable personality that allows them to find success.

The truth is, regardless of type of personality, we all have to put in hard work to find the success we want. Charismatic people still have to network and make strong professional connections. It’s an important part of building success. When you expand your network, you expand your horizons. When you want to make something happen, you have people you can turn to for help and advice. The more you network, the greater the likelihood you will meet someone who has the know-how and resources to help you achieve your goals. I got to where I am today because I put in a lot of hard work. I’ve made and striven to form solid relationships with countless people over the course of my career. These are the professionals I can call on when I need a little extra help. In short, I’ve made my own luck. When you know what you want to achieve and work hard toward that goal, you’ll end up with the luck you’ve been looking for. –Matthew Konecky

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