When you follow a good process, you lessen the need for luck. It’s when you follow a bad process that you gravely need luck.
The last time I found myself fervently hoping for luck, I reminded myself that, if this didn’t work out, it was because I was paying the price for a bad process.
Hoping for luck is something I seek to eliminate – good skill trumps good luck in my book. Luck is always welcome, of course. But, skill is more reliable.
And, I’d take consistency over sporadic brilliance any day.