“Chance favors the prepared mind.”
Do you agree with the quote above? I definitely do. Instead of believing in pure luck, I believe that luck is what happens when opportunities come to those who are prepared for them.
To increase your “luck factor”, there are two things you should do:
- Prepare yourself for opportunities so that you can take advantage of them when they come.
- Put yourself in a position that makes it easier for opportunities to come.
While both of them are important, I think the first one is more important. Why? Because what makes the difference is whether or not you can take advantage of the opportunities. What’s the use of getting a lot of opportunities if you can’t take advantage of them?
So, because the first point is more important, I will focus on it here.
Preparation Takes Time
There is one important characteristic of preparation that you must understand: it takes time. You can’t prepare for something big overnight. In fact, bigger opportunities require bigger preparation. Just think about the level of preparation it takes to go to the Olympics. Those who want to go to the Olympics must prepare themselves for years, often from an early age.
That’s why it’s important that you prepare for future opportunities. Don’t wait until they come before you start preparing for them. It would have been too late by then. Prepare yourself early and you will be ready by the time they come.
Three Ways to Prepare Yourself
Here are three ways to prepare yourself for future opportunities: