Why I Don’t Wish You Luck and Neither Should You

One of the things that you will never hear me say, or very rarely, is "Good luck".

"Good luck with your running"

"Good luck with your weight loss"

Why is that?

Is it because I don’t care or because I don’t want you to have great success?

Absolutely not…

I’m sure that you can see with all these blog posts, videos, emails, and my running programs and success stories, that I really do care.

I want you to do extremely well with both your running and weight loss…

But not only that, I want to help you significantly improve your physical and mental health which I know will greatly improve your happiness.

So why don’t I wish you luck?

Well wishing you luck doesn’t sound right to me. It’s a bit like saying that you need some special outside force to help you achieve what you want.

It’s like saying that you can’t lose weight with running, even with my help. No you need some "Luck".

Well I’m here today to tell you that this is complete rubbish. You don’t need ANY luck at all.

Now lots of people blame what’s happened in their life and their current circumstances down to bad luck. It’s not their fault, it’s just things happening to them that are out of their control.

This is very rarely true except for extreme circumstances which most people never experience.

The truth is that virtually everything in your life right now is down to your making and nothing at all to do with luck.

Losing weight with running doesn’t come down to luck at all. It comes down to using the right running methods in the right manner, and doing it consistently over a period of time.

That’s it!

Follow the right running methods and strategies, improve your diet if you need to, and you’re guaranteed to be successful at losing weight and improving your health, fitness, and body.

Losing weight with running is not like playing the lottery or backing a horse on the Grand National where you take a punt and hope for the best. In other words you hope to get lucky.

No, losing weight with running comes down to YOU and the actions YOU take.

It’s the same with everything you do in your life. You are in full control of what happens
It very rarely comes down to luck.

The only time that things come down to luck is when you’re guessing rather than knowing. Like guessing about which lottery numbers will come out on Saturday night. Like guessing about the best ways to lose weight with running.

The problem with guessing is that you have no idea whether you’re right or wrong and this comes down to luck.

In the end you are where you are because of the decisions you’ve made in the past and the actions that you’ve taken or not taken, NOT by mere chance or luck.

So that’s why I don’t say "Good luck with your running and weight loss" but instead I say "All the best with your running and weight loss".

I don’t want you to depend on luck, I want you to achieve the very BEST.

So from now on I urge you to take full control of your running and weight loss, and any other areas of your life that may have been depending on luck.

Make your future one that you’ve designed for yourself, rather than one that has just "happened" to you due to lack of thought or by guessing.

When you make the right decisions based on accurate thinking and "knowing", rather than "guessing", this will lead you to take the right actions. Then you don’t need any luck at all.

You have a great opportunity right NOW to make your future just how you want it to be. All you have to do is take it!

All the best with your running and weight loss,


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7 Responses to Why I Don’t Wish You Luck and Neither Should You

  1. Irina Radulescu says:

    No, it is not a matter of luck…The LUCK is…that you are in good health and CAN do it ! Everything else comes from your mind and motivation.
    Most of us tend to forget ….how lucky we are , being healthy and active : a GEM for mind and body.

    • James says:

      Very true Irina.

      Many people take their body for granted and ruin their health, fitness, and body. Yet at the same time they have the opportunity to make the most of these things which not everybody has.

  2. Nicoleta says:

    I would say that before I bought your plan, my running and my weight loss had everything to do with LUCK. Oh, the things I did to myself, now I look back in horror =)
    With your program, no more luck needed. Now I just follow the plan and I know at the end of the week I will see the results. It is good to not have to worry anymore. I will always sound like a commercial because I know how much your plan helped me. I used to pay 30 dollars every month to go to the fitness club. Now I paid 30 dollars and I will forever be fit. For the rest of my life.
    Thank you James.
    I was lucky I stumbled upon your site =)

    • James says:

      You’re very welcome Nicoleta and thank you for your kind comments.

      It means a lot to me that you’ve found my running programs and advice so useful, and that they have helped to improve your life.

      Keep up the good running!

  3. Fiona says:

    Well I did it! Got around my first 10k (not sure of my time but reckon 1.25) It wasnt the best one to start with as very challenging with lots of hills. My fab family and friends all moved around the course and kept cheering me on even when I had nothing left in my legs. Thanks James for all your tips, they really helped me through it as well.

    Another 10k, thankfully on a flatter surface, in May and the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon in September.

    • James says:

      That’s great Fiona, you’ve done really well with your first 10k.

      Keep it up and all the best with your future events.

  4. Shelina Islam says:

    Hi James
    Everything is very true. No matter what we should stick to our plan. Thank you for your nice writing, it has made me feel really good and I will try my best to get what I want. Thanks again.