A member of a group I participate in asked a question and this is what another responded (below). It really resonated with me and I needed to hear this today. I hope it helps you, as well. We can learn soooo much from each other!!
“Luck is spelled W O R K — we make our own “luck” and we make our own choices in life — hopefully, they will be the right choices. I challenge each of you to take time to help others reach their goals. I promise you that in return you will reach yours as well. Also, choose to be happy every day, even when your circumstances may not be what happiness is made of. Even if you have to fake happiness to put that smile on your face — eventually you will realize that you are no longer faking it. That “fake it ’til you make it” philosophy really works — look, act and feel happy/successful/healthy/etc. and you will be happy/successful/healthy/etc. I experienced my highest highs and lowest lows when I was in commission-only sales — that’s when I learned to set goals and move above my comfort zone. Everything worth having will require work to acquire.”