Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How to Make Good Luck the Simple Way

Some light thoughts for a beautiful day...

"When an old pond gets a new frog, it's a new pond." (from a Japanese poem)
The smallest of changes can set you on a whole new path. Be open to new possibilities. Luck is being open.

"Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold." (William Moulton Marston)
Get committed to something. Otherwise, everything you do is watered down. Become The Master. Luck races toward The Master.

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." (Sir Frances Bacon)
Opportunity can fall right into your lap, if you place your lap where opportunities are falling. As has been said, luck favors the prepared mind. Get off the couch, go outside, look up. Thank your lucky stars.

And finally,

"We build emotional, mental, and spiritual capacity in precisely the same way that we build physical capacity. We must systematically expose ourselves to stress beyond our normal limits, followed by adequate recovery." (Jim Loehr/Tony Schwartz, The Power of Full Engagement, 2003)
There is no pie in the sky. No one is coming to save you. It's up to you. And that's as it should be. Otherwise, you turn to mush.

Your luck has just changed. You are not mush.

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