The answer to the determining factor of how one becomes successful will vary from person to person. Steve Jobs stated that it was due to the power of belief while Mark Cuban said it was skills in sales. According to Warren Buffett, he believes the difference between those who are successful and those who are “really successful,’ is saying “no” to just about everything.
When you’re sincerely generous, other people–at least the people you want in your life–will naturally respond in kind: with advice, with connections, with assistance…
Giving creates relationships.
People often say something like, “I’m lucky she’s my friend.” When you give, sincerely and without the expectation of return, you won’t be lucky that someone is your friend.
You will have earned that friend.
Which means luck had nothing to do with it–even if you do feel incredibly lucky.