How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Recognize Opportunity
“All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big: Scott Adams, page 1
You may recognize Scott Adams as the cartoonist responsible for the Dilbert strip. I found his sense of humor to be refreshing and before long I was connecting with many of his messages.
The one highlighted on page 1 reminded me of the importance to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves.
Just last evening I stopped by the public golf course in Delray Beach to practice my putting. I mentioned to another gentleman on the practice green that when we sink a tournament-winning 18 footer, they’re going to call us lucky. I was alluding to the fact that luck is kinder to the prepared.
If we spend a little time thinking about how we might pursue future business opportunities as they surface, we will be making that all elusive luck easier to find us.
I think it was Louis Pasteur who said, “Luck Favors The Prepared Mind.”
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