You hear it quite a bit. He got a lucky break. She just happened to be in the same room as the director. He just bumped into the CEO in the elevator.
Whenever you hear or talk to a “successful” person, you’ll notice that each story has an element of luck involved.
And though we define luck by chance, we actually have control over this type of randomness.
Which leads me to talk about positive serendipity.
One of my key life principles, is exposing yourself to positive serendipity. It means to put yourself in situations where you improve your chances of getting lucky.
This means always going for the coffee meeting. This means contacting people who just “seem interesting.” This means traveling, without a plan. This means trying those wild business ideas. This means creating the free-time to build those side-projects.
So, I guess it’s time to start making some moves.