Do you feel any of these have played a significant part in where you stand today in your career?
In Malcom Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he mentions success comes from: “a patchwork of lucky breaks and arbitrary advantages”.
Jeff Bezos jokes: “half luck, half good timing, and the rest brains”.
Oprah quotes: “I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.”
Jack Dorsey previously tweeted: “success is never accidental”.
And the quote list could go on…
Arbitrary, accidental, timing
Preparation, brains, hard work
I imagine we have all had a combination of both.