Preparation is where luck meets opportunity
The universe will move obstacles out of our way but it is up to us to pay attention and make up the difference in terms of hard work and perseverance in getting to our destination. Waiting for something to happen without taking action is like waiting for rain in a drought – we make our own luck.
Creating your own luck and what it takes.
Creating your own luck has been mentioned by some of the most influential people in both history and modern times. We won’t get far if we continue to believe that luck is our only chance – because while we wait for it to come around, we lose out on a chance to take action and build our dreams. Time truly is of the essence – we cannot get it back.
What it takes.
Creating your own luck takes commitment, discipline, and a dream that you’re passionate about – a dream where you will put in hours for free, years and years on end just to see it through. You take great pleasure in honing your craft and your skillset to be the best at what you’re doing.
Signs you’re creating your own luck.
A year ago I had an opportunity for a freelance contract to make some money grading papers for a startup that provided feedback and insight to students. I had gotten past the initial email of introduction. When it got to the details – of rates, work examples and more – I wasn’t prepared and I lost out on an opportunity.
When you have opportunities – and you’re prepared – that is the only sign you need.
3 quotes on creating your own luck.
“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” ―Oprah Winfrey
“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” ―Douglas Macarthur
The power of creating your own luck.
One of the biggest benefits of creating your own luck – is knowing that you did all that you could during the time that has been spent. There are no regrets when a person goes after their passion with all their will and might.
Going after your passion is powerful beyond measure.