So many of us think that we are solely responsible for our successes AND our failures. But, our fate is our fate; whether you call it luck or not. Much of the good, and bad, that happens to us just does. We sometimes call it luck. When questioned about his amazing political success, here is what President Obama said:
"One of the things that I think, I always am surprised by, is when I see people who have been successful in business, or entertainment, or politics, and they’re absolutely convinced that it was all because they were so smart. And I’m always saying, “Well, look, I’ve worked hard and I’ve got some talent, but there are a lot of hard working talented people out there.” There was this element of chance to it. There was this element of serendipity. And I wonder whether you feel that sometimes, where – and the reason that, for me at least, is important, is so A) I don’t feel too self-important, but B), you know, you want to see if you can maybe figure out how to sprinkle that stardust on other people."
So, don't be all about yourself, and how smart you are. Just accept your fate, and your luck, and try to "sprinkle that stardust" on some other people.