If luck happens when opportunity meets determination, what kind of relationship exists between luck and determination?
It seems to me that determination does all the work. It lays all the ground work and carries the load, while luck seems to be waiting in the wings, ready to steal the applause, precisely at the right time. In other words, luck gets all the credit.
I will admit luck is much 'sexier', and determination may appear to be more blue collar in nature, but determination is the main attraction and luck shows up looking for headlines. But where you find one you will generally find the other, each carrying out there particular roles.
I just said that to say this. One can't rely on luck, while determination is fundamental, and these fundamentals will provide the basics it takes towards building your road to success.
Determination is the difference between the possible and impossible happening in your life.