So many people miss the point. They work hard to make money and then work some more. To get lucky, you need to define your priorities and goals and then work toward them. You can’t let anything get in the way of your goals. Working 100 hour weeks for 40 years and then retiring is not normal. You need to take a step back and enjoy what you have. There is no point in making money that you will never use. “He who dies with the most toys is still dead!”
Tim Ferris has it right when he advises to take “mini retirements”. If you wait until you’re 65 years old, you may never get what you work so hard for. Look at the big picture and enjoy life. Don’t miss the forest because all the trees are in the way. However you want to put it, don’t get lost on your way to fulfilling your goals.
Don’t get me wrong; I love my blogs, marketing, social media, meeting people, consulting and everything else I do, and people should love their occupation, but it is my family that really gives meaning to it all.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".
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