Some people seem to have all of the luck, don’t they? We read and hear stories of those lucky people who caught their big break because they happened to be in the right place at the right time. Seemingly overnight, “mis” no longer preceded their fortune. “Man, if only I was that lucky,” we jealously muse. Many successful people such as a musician, athlete, or an author, for example, seemed to have been luckily discovered. They are inked, drafted, and contracted because they have one thing in common; they take action. Despite failing miserably, embarrassingly, and painfully time and time again, they got up, when others stayed down. Henry David Thoreau once said, “If anyone advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live a life which he imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected.” No one ever gets discovered just by thinking about it. If you want to get “lucky,” take action- repeated enough, you’ll wind up being in the right place at the right time.
I’ll see you next time on the blacktop!