Day (296) – Directed Luck
Posted on October 3, 2012
I spent most of last night writing the final piece to the book. It was my goal this year to finally finish the whole thing in terms of material, and now all I have to do is get it printed and send it away to publishing houses and see what they think. I know that I will try and try until it does get put into book form. It is just a dream of mine. Today, I really have a short message because it isn’t that complicated.
I have always believed that Luck is what happens when preparation and opportunity meet. I don’t believe in dumb luck, because that really takes all of my ability to impact the world out of the equation. However, I do believe that if you are living with an idea in your mind, you are essentially radiating a certain type of energy, and you tend to run into things that you wouldn’t have if you weren’t thinking that way. You kind of understand what I am saying so far? We have to keep our hands and our hearts open. When you start closing doors, you can’t see what is on the other side. Especially if you start closing doors on people or things in the past, they will never come back again because you aren’t looking for them. Don’t get me wrong, you cannot live in the past because you miss out on everything that is happening right now. However, to have a black and white attitude about things that has happened is shorting yourself on the amazing things that life brings. In effect, life acts in a big cycle. The things we do, good and bad, come back to us. I have always kept this in mind, and when out of nowhere good things come, I know that I was doing something and acting in a way that deserved good things to happen.
Directed luck is simple. Set your mind to something, jump right in, and things will start happening for you and to you that you couldn’t have predicted if you were just thinking about them. You have to act. Action is bliss. Battle planning…well anyone can do that.
I think tomorrow I am going to give everyone a sneak peek at what I was working on all last night. Without you guys, and without your help, I would probably not be where I am today. So to all those die-hards and to the ones that have been there since the beginning, thank you. Every single comment really makes me work harder and strive to be better. It’s amazing to think that there are 5,000 people who read this. Who are interested in what I have to say. It is really humbling and exciting at the same time. I feel overwhelmed when I speak to a hundred people…I can’t imagine thousands. But hopefully one day, when my words are on paper, and you open those pages, you will hear my voice as if it was right next to you. I try to keep that as one of my goals when writing. Speak to them. Right to them. Not at them. Thank you again.