I was LUCKY and selected as a Fila Real Woman model.
I’ve recently spent time reflecting on the year so far.
I’m aware I’ve kvetched.
I’ve been nowhere near as silent as I’d planned.
I still quickly came to the not-so-mind-blowing conclusion I am extraordinarily lucky.
Behind every lucky person there exists an unseen crapload (technical term) of work.
I merely want to share some my musings on the creation of kismet.
The more I muddled through explaining why I believe luck really is under our control–the more I realized how firmly I believe this.
Luck, as with many seemingly random things in life, is something we can both prepare for and attract.
- Lucky people pay attention to intuition.
I cant tell you the number of successful people Ive interviewed who, when asked *how* they knew a certain choice was the right one, cited listening to their gut as the best predictor of a good life-decision.
I’ve learned the hard way (by ignoring) frequently my first thought, my gut-reaction, is indeed the best one and the one with which I should go.
As I start my second life I’m focusing on better learning to trust my intuition & inner voice.
- Lucky people rebound and have faith in the ability to reverse ‘bad’ situations.
For every life-success I’ve experienced there exist 239482 attempts in which I crashed & burned.
Lucky people have tenacity. Lucky people posses grit. Lucky people are resilient.
Ken & my friend Melvin self-identify as lucky.
- Lucky people are fearless with it comes to shaking up routine & taking risks.
While I’m pretty good with risk taking— the routine-piece is an arena in which I definitely need work.
- Lucky people expect the positive.
All the lucky people in my life seem to decide how a situation is going to ‘turn out’ and not waiver from this mental image.
No matter what.
So there you have it.
The 4 ways I’ve used to attempt to convince the child we all possess the ability to create luck in our lives.
The quote she already knew was luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
For me, however, the quote is becomes far more cumbersome than that.
Luck is what happens when an individual spies an opportunity and is ready, willing, and able to embrace or transform it through hard work, tenacity, optimism & a thick slathering of creative thinking.
Which all leads me back to my initial question:
- Are you lucky?