Monday, May 17, 2010
Last night on the Celebrity Apprentice (a guilty pleasure) I watched as Bret Michaels (another guilty pleasure) stated "the more I worked, the luckier I got". Although this adage is originally credited to Samuel Goldwyn (a well-known Hollywood motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios), it still rings true. Another way to say this is "luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" (Seneca, Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD). Luck is not a new idea. It's a perspective. You have to recognize it and be prepared for it. Luck can happen on its own - just like a lightning strike. But how many more strikes would you get if you put up a lightning rod? What about 10 lightning rods? Be prepared.