In the world of science, it may well be better to be lucky than good. You can be a very diligent scientist, but sometimes you just get lucky and discover something extraordinary by chance!
But when you are good, luck often shines on you, anyway. I consider myself lucky, but often the lucky things that happen (eg. a well timed job offer), are the result of being good earlier (networking, helping, hard work). I think you make your own luck – like the Lucksmiths.
It’s easier to be good when you’re lucky!