Success is a convergence of preparedness and opportunity. No one makes it without some kind of luck, though all luck is created on some level—both the good and the bad. Life sends us unfair hardships which remain real as much as they require us to rise above them.
Once the last chip falls and all cards are on the table, success goes to those who worked hard, worked smart, and worked “until”. It won’t help to work only five years or only fifty years or until you’re tired. We must prepare and stay prepared until opportunity makes its move.