Are you one of millions who believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day?
I’m among those who believe you create your own luck based on your actions versus any superstition. Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president, said it best: “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
The online encyclopedia Wikipedia reports, “The superstition surrounding Friday the 13th is actually a combination of two separate fears-the fear of the number 13, called triskaidekaphobia, and the fear of Fridays.”
Although Friday the 13th superstition has quite a history, I suggest you don’t pay much attention to it. Instead, look to making your own history and creating your own kind of luck.
Don’t rely on luck. Your greatest leadership success will come from surrounding yourself with strong people and having them work together as a team.
You’ve likely heard of “Luck of the Irish,” but have you heard of “Luck of the Leader”?
“Luck of the Leader” means demonstrating you care, being stellar with your communication, and embracing accountability. In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, know that additional luck (success) will result from working hard, working smart, and always doing the right thing.
If you are a leader who practices this leadership tip, I feel confident you will have “Luck of the Leader” every day of the year-including Friday the 13th.