I find it particularly disheartening when I hear someone refer to a personís success and achievements as simply luck. Or even worse... dumb luck.
The word luck implies that person had very little to do with positive outcome they are currently enjoying. In fact, it even conjures up idea that someone that is enjoying their success could have as easily achieved result from doing something as simple as going to local store and purchasing a lottery ticket and hoping for best.
The reality is that "luck" in and of itself in virtually all cases of those where one might define a person as being successful had little if anything to do with it.
Very often, exact opposite is true. One can easily find countless examples where ingredients of being action oriented, and persistent had much more to do with attainment and rewards these people are enjoying.
Assuming that you agree with me that word "luck" by itself has very little to do with what it truly takes to be successful in ones ventures -- why is it that all to often we don't associate true ingredients when discussing success of others?
Rather then use words such as lucky, why don't we instead celebrate fact that person in question worked hard, put forth ample effort and is being rewarded for all that went into getting them to where they are now.