I am writing this article from my hotel room in
You can get lucky while you are squished between 2 strangers on a crowded 767 airplane.
Since this business trip was very last minute and there are very few direct flights between
The person that I did end up talking to was actually a really nice guy from
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Learning another language can increase your luckortunity.
During my trip I have a colleague working as a translator for me since I do not speak Spanish. I do know a few words here and there and can count and put together a few sentences and some other things that I learned from watching Dora the Explorer with my kids. I noticed so many lost opportunities all day today because most people do not speak any English at all. There were some places I visited that I am sure I would have gotten more out of if I knew what I was looking at.
While I am here I am trying my hardest to put together some broken sentences to communicate with the locals. When I get back to
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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