“Chance favors the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur Do you agree with the quote above? I definitely do. Instead of believing in pure luck, I believe that luck is what happens when opportunities come to those who are prepared for them. To increase your “luck factor”, there are two things you should do: Prepare yourself for opportunities so that you can take advantage of them when they come. Put yourself in a position that makes it easier for opportunities to come. While both of them are important, I think the first one is more important. Why? Because what makes the difference is whether or not you can take advantage of the opportunities. What’s the use of getting a lot of opportunities if you can’t take advantage of them? So, because the first point is more important, I will focus on it here. Preparation Takes Time There is one important characteristic of preparation that you must understand: it takes time. You can’t prepare for something big overnight. In fact, bigger opportunities require bigger preparation. Just think about the level of preparation it takes to go to the Olympics. Those who want to go to the Olympics must prepare themselves for years, often […]
Note: This is a guest post from Caz Makepeace of y Travel Blog As parents we are always monitoring the words our children use and do our best to steer them onto a better path with their word choices. A path where words are chosen that reflect “good manners”, “kind words”, “happy thoughts.” “Watch your words” or “Use your words” is the advice what we often repeat to our children, demonstrating the fact that we understand words are powerful and communicate what we desire and how we are perceived. But what about the words we are choosing to use ourselves? Are we monitoring them? Are we aware of the message they may send out and what we may bring back in as a result?
Note: This is a guest post from Lisa H of Getting to Zen Sometimes I feel like I am wearing a heavy backpack, but it is not a backpack on my back, it is a backpack wrapped tightly around my mind. My knees buckling under the weight as I trod down the trail of life. Along the way, I continue to pick up feelings, beliefs, thoughts, experiences and memories that I have come to on my own and that others have helped to form; each new addition making my load heavier. I don’t want to live like that anymore. I am ready to stop, take the backpack off and lighten my load. And so, I decide to let go of things that are no longer driving me towards happiness.
Note: This is a guest post from Peter G. James Sinclair of Motivational Memo ‘Subtraction is distraction.’ Ben Sinclair My son sent me a text the other day – as he knows how much I love the use of rhyme in many of my writings. Here are just a few of my originals: How To Once & For All Detonate Procrastinate, The Fate Of Imitate, How To Turn Your Bitterness Into Betterness, Cleanliness Is Next To Wealthiness, Self Analysis Combats Self Paralysis, and there will always be more… So the one he sent through to me was ‘subtraction is distraction’. The reason he came up with this was that he was having trouble on this particular day maintaining focus, and was finding himself easily distracted. I’m grateful for that distraction, because he provided me sufficient fodder to feed you with yet another life changing and life-challenging article.