Think it, Speak it, Create it
“Luck is the residue of design.” —John Milton
Years ago I went to a concert with a bunch of friends. We had tickets all together in one section. They were good seats.
One guy decided he wanted better seats, seats right up front.
He told us he was going to stand outside the gates and “trade up.”
I remember thinking at the time, “Why?” followed quickly by “How?”
“Don’t worry,” he told us all. “I’m lucky; I’ll find a way to sit right up front.”
And he did. Half way through the opening number, a member of our group yelled, “There he is! He got into the 3rd row!”
The thing is, he’s always been lucky, he says. He declares out loud all the time that he’s a lucky guy.
I think there’s something to that—announcing your luck prior to its proof of existence.
We’ve all heard the truism, “When preparation meets opportunity, some people call it luck.”
Maybe the preparation is more about what you declare to yourself. Every day.
Want to be luckier (or wealthier, or busier, or anything else)?
Think it first, then speak it out loud, and then watch it become real.