Oh how I love the idea of luck.
I mean truly love.
What if it was that simple?
It feels that way sometimes doesn’t it?
Like some people just have the best of luck.
But what if that wasn’t it? Maybe, just maybe, they were simply ready.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. I could point to an endless number or quotastic people who’ve said this as far back as ancient Roman philosopher Seneca. Even Oprah has said a version of this. And you KNOW I worship at the Church of Oprah, long live my Qween!
But seriously…luck is what happens in that moment you’re presented an opportunity and you are READY for it. That’s it. That’s the whole thing right there. When you work and work and work and prepare to be who you want to be, the universe has a way of dropping opportunity in your way and when you’re ready for it-that’s the magic. When you take that chance and LIVE the life you want to live you are literally getting ready.
Take my girl Jenna. Jenna is a powerhouse in her own right. She has a topic close to her heart that she’s lived, breathed and trained on several times. She works consistently on her message and what she wants to deliver to the world at large. Just recently she was asked to step in for a presenter at a national company convention with legit twenty minutes notice. Did she get lucky? Nope. Did she crush it? Sure did. How did she do that? Jenna. Was. Ready. What if you focused so hard on the person you want to be, became obsessed with her, did the daily work to move you toward that vision of yourself? What if THAT’S the ticket-the move-the magic? When the universe drops an opportunity in your way…guess what…you’re already doing it. You’re ready!
So what does that look like for you? What is it you want to do? What are you hoping to “get lucky” at? What keeps you up at night dreaming of and hoping for?
Take THAT dream. Reverse engineer it. Work backwards. Break it down into bite size chunks and start with one at a time. DO the work. Get READY. LIVE as though you already are that thing you want to be and when OPPORTUNITY hits you up…you’ve PREPARED…not gotten lucky. You’ll be ready and you’ll crush it.
I love luck.
In Vegas at the craps table.
When I run a mostly yellow light and there’s no cop around.
On the day I can’t catch a break and finally do.
But when it comes to my dreams?
I’m getting ready.
**Jenna Green is a phenomenal resource for anyone who cannot work a traditional 9-5 job due to chronic illness, mental health or other factors. She’s also a dear friend whom I’m insanely proud to know. If her mission interests you go check out her Facebook groupFull of Grit & Grace!**