Tuesday, 18 December 2012

PREPARE TO BE LUCKY

“Habitually creative people are always, “prepared to be lucky.”

The key words here are “prepared” and “lucky.” They’re inseparable. You don’t get lucky without preparation, and there’s no sense in being prepared if you’re not open to the possibility of a glorious accident.”

Luck.
That wonderful location at the crossroads of preparation and good fortune.

I can’t think of the word without thinking of Thomas Jefferson’s mojo: “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
Are you working hard and preparing to be lucky? Or just registering for Visa lottery? :)

P.S. Twyla adds: “Being prepared for luck is like getting a voice message that tells you, “Something good may happen to you between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. today. Make sure you’re at your desk (or in your studio or office or at your workshop bench) working. And keep your eyes open for it.”

Plus: “Woody Allen said that eighty percent of success in show business is showing up. It’s the same thing with luck: eighty percent of it is showing up to see it.”

Finally, I know it’s important to be prepared, but at the start of the process this type of perfectionism is more like procrastination. You’ve got to get in there and *do.*”

I want this short and precise, hope the voodoo does the magic. Cheers

Tomisin Ajiboye

9 comments:

  1. “Habitually creative people are always, “prepared to be lucky.” <<< Now that is the killer. Creativity takes no excuses. Creativity means you are actively creating. No excuse, how tired you are, or how you feel stuck, or the fact that you don’t know where to start – will do if you want to succeed. One of the most important creative habits you could ever acquire is the need to actively seek out new
    creative habits. Whenever you focus on your creativity, you are improving it.

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    1. Thank you Wale. As a creative person preparation is your major step to any achievement. Not just preparation but a DETAILED preparation, that's what really touch down to creativity. Great eye opener. Thanks.

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  2. “Habitually creative people are always, “prepared to be lucky.” <<< Now that is the killer. Creativity takes no excuses. Creativity means you are actively creating. No excuse, how tired you are, or how you feel stuck, or the fact that you don’t know where to start – will do if you want to succeed. One of the most important creative habits you could ever acquire is the need to actively seek out new
    creative habits. Whenever you focus on your creativity, you are improving it.

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