Right Place + Right Time = Pure Luck. Notsomuch!

“WOW! That happened to you. You must have been in the right place at the right time!”
At some point in your life, someone has probably told you how lucky you were to be in the right place at the right time. Sure, every so often, we get truly lucky in life and happen to have the experience of a lifetime. But I would argue that most of our “right place at the right time” moments are not luck. Bob Hope said it best:
“I’ve always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there.”
The next time you find yourself in the right place at the right time, think about how you got there. Chances are you put the wheels in motion and created the circumstances. It wasn’t pure luck. It was the realization of a goal.
As 2011 comes to an end, take some time to think about this year and the ways in which YOU orchestrated those memorable “right place at the right time” moments. What stands out the most?
And if you haven’t had many “right place at the right time” moments this year, think about how you’re going to steer yourself in 2012. Will you start the year by writing your goals down and developing action plans? Will you spend the necessary time to find clarity about your life’s purpose?
Or will you just keep your fingers crossed and hope for a stroke of good luck?

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