Lucky: selected as Fila Real Woman model.
I’ve not been silent as planned.
Still, even all that acknowledged, I arrived at the not-so-mind-blowing conclusion I am extraordinarily lucky.
Behind every lucky person exists an unseen crapton of work.
The more I muddled through explaining to the middle schooler how I firmly believe luck is within our control the more I animated I became.
Luck, as with many seemingly random things in life, is something we can prepare for and attract.
And my musings on the creation of kismet were born.
Lucky people heed intuition.
I’ve learned this lesson the hard way when I’ve done the exact opposite and ignored my intuition. The majority of the time my initial thought, my gut-reaction, informs me best and is the one with which I should go.
Lucky people reverse ‘bad’ situations.
For every life-success I’ve experienced there exist 239482 attempts where I crashed & burned.
Ken & my friend Melvin self-identify as lucky.
Lucky people shake up routine.
I’m pretty good with risk taking, yet the idea of shaking up my routine is one where I definitely need work.
Lucky people are fearless about the unknown and welcome shifts. People with an abundance of luck get creative with their thinking. They not only walk face first and full speed into the dark–they actively choose this way of life.
Lucky people expect the positive.
I have many seemingly lucky people in my life. Every single one of them shares this one trait in common: they consciously decide how a situation will to ‘turn out’ before anything actually transpires and they never waiver from this optimistic mental image.
No matter what happens along the way.
And there you have it.
4 ways I used 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 more verbose and cumbersome than that.
Luck is what happens when an individual spies opportunity and is ready, willing, and able to embrace or transform it through hard work, tenacity, optimism and a thick slathering of creative thinking.
Which circuitously leads me back to my initial question for the 11 year old and now you:
- Are you lucky?