Do You Feel Lucky?

LUCK? “Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.” ~Serena Williams

“We often daydream, and think, and plan.  But the only thing that gets results is action. Not a single ounce of greatness in history ended with thoughts. It happened with hands. With actions.”  ~James Altucher

Yesterday, I ran into someone that was complaining about their lack of opportunity.

“Sam was given this great project.  Jennifer must have a rich uncle.  I wonder who Bill knows that helped him become head of the section?”  They went on and on about how they weren’t as lucky as the people they envied.

I’ve always believed people create their own luck by knowing what they want, working hard, and being ready when opportunities happen.  This afternoon I found this blog post from James Altucher.  He and Serena Williams have much the same belief.  As successful as both of them are, it’s hard to argue.

There is a need to daydream think and plan.  Without them, you’d never know what you wanted.  However, once you know, don’t wait for it to appear wholly formed at your fingertips.  It never will.  Instead, take what you have in front of you and mold it into the opportunity you want.

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