We know that through the combination of planning and training we weight randomness towards our favor. We shape our outcomes by being prepared and practicing our craft — being mindful and engaged.
We consider many of our unique attributes when we want to explain why it all worked out in the end. When things don't go so well we're also quick to point to several outside factors. The truth is, much of what we accomplish successfully is also because we got lucky.
Shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers, and first baseman Frank Chance were the most famous double-play trio in baseball history. They succeeded by being well prepared, aware of the game's situation, and lucky.