This is so good!
I didn’t write this; I found it on Twitter. So everything below is from Sahil Bloom:
In 1978, neurologist Dr. James Austin published a book entitled Chase, Chance, & Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty.
He proposed that there are 4 types of luck:
(1) Blind Luck
(2) Luck from Motion
(3) Luck from Awareness
(4) Luck from Uniqueness
Here’s what they are:
Type 1: Blind Luck
Completely out of your control:
• Where you are born
• Who you are born to
• Base circumstances of your life
• “Acts of God”
Truly random occurrences of the universe.
Type 2: Luck from Motion
You’re creating motion and collisions through hustle and energy that you are inserting into an ecosystem.
You increase your luck surface area through simple movement. The increase in collisions opens you up to more lucky events.
Depth of understanding within a given arena allows you to become very good at positioning yourself for lucky breaks.
You can “spot luck” from a mile away because of your knowledge and experience.”
Type 4: Luck from Uniqueness
Your unique set of attributes attracts specific luck to you.
• Type 1 dictates the early years of your life.
• Type 2 comes into play as you begin to hustle in your 20s.
• Type 3 sets in as you develop experience in your 30s.
Type 4 is unique—it’s dislocated from age dependency.