Do you want to know how to be lucky?
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
– Abraham Lincoln
Who is Abraham Lincoln?
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and served during the American Civil War. John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate spy assassinated him 5 days after the Confederate Army surrendered.
How to Be Lucky
To be honest, I didn’t like this quote the first time I saw it. To me, it seemed to advocate waiting for things to happen instead of taking the initiative yourself.
I realize now that isn’t what it says at all.
Instead, it means you should do everything you can today to take advantage of the opportunities that appear tomorrow.
I’ve mentioned before that the movie, The Secret (affiliate link), was the beginning of my personal development journey.
Because the movie became such a sensation, it brought a lot of new attention to many of the teachers in the movie. I’ve heard some of them talk about how people ask them what it’s like to be an overnight success.
The thing is, they weren’t overnight successes. They’d worked for years building their careers, preparing for the day when the right opportunity would come along to push them over the top.
That right opportunity was The Secret.
If they hadn’t been working, preparing for their chance, they never would have been in the right place to be sought out and interviewed for the movie.
You Can Be Lucky Too
Follow Abraham Lincoln’s advice. Prepare today so that you are ready when your chance comes.
Make a list of everything that you can do today then prioritize your list. Pick the things that will have the biggest impact, that will take you the farthest toward your goal.
Then when your big chance arrives, you will be well prepared to take advantage of it, just like the teachers in The Secret.
Here some more insight from our 16th President
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln
Check out yesterday’s quote of the day for some Presidential advice about how to believe in yourself.