It is not easy to intently choose to do the difficult thing. We seek the path of least resistance. But as leaders, choosing the easy choice should be reconsidered. Doing the easy thing may be leaving your team left to do the difficult thing. That’s not what you want as a leader.
None of my experiences and education covers the mystical powers of luck. Yet I often catch myself saying things like “that was lucky”, or “if we’re lucky, this will happen”. And luck comes to us more when we create it ourselves. But in order to create your own luck, it requires effort.