The Thing About Luck 0 34

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I sneaked out on my wife at 4am this morning…

…then rushed to the shops to get ingredients for a surprise breakfast and her lunch box. Super Hubby, I know.

As I drove down ghost town, I revelled in the beauty of my plan:

  • I was going to prep the lunch box ingredients,
  • Not cook them but cook the breakfast first,
  • And then finalise the lunch box.

Remember that order. That way, everything would still be crunchy when she bit them.

I grilled the pineapples, followed my phone’s instructions and eventually kissed her breakfast into position on that plate. But something was wrong; the ingredients had shrunk post-cooking and this thing now looked like an awfully small breakfast. Nothing like I had dreamed.

Luckily, something didn’t want my plans to fail. As I agonised about how I could save this moment, my eyes caught this parade of ingredients shining right onto the kitchen top! You wouldn’t believe it, but it was the set of ingredients I had prepped in step 1 for her lunch box…

So I picked a few and slapped some lipstick on that breakfast. Done. Perfecto. And she loved it. Lucky man.


Now the thing about luck is…

That it favours the prepared.

If I had not had the ingredients for her lunch box ready, then they would be nowhere when I needed them.

Right now, there is a dream on your heart. Something you know you want to do, but wonder if you have the right ingredients for. Rather than wait till they’re all there, I want you to get started. As you move forward, life will bring to your attention the resources you need to complete the steps you will be on. I bet you they are already in your life, but you’re just not at the right place to notice them.

Sometimes yes, they may not yet be in your life. But in such cases too, it will take you being at the right place to see them. That place is not where you are right now. So get moving. Start. Cook your future.

The thing about luck is that it favours the prepared.


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The First Strokes On Your Canvas 0 32

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There’s nothing expected about the first strokes on a canvas.

At first they seem not to make sense. A random line, a circle here, a dot there. But as the artist moves on, it becomes evident how indispensable they were.

The same goes for the first lines on a tapestry. They rarely bear all the colours, but without them, the finishing touches which attract the beholder’s eye would not be.

However shapeless the first steps in following your dream seem to be, remember that they’re just the base lines of your tapestry. Beauty and acclaim will eventually come, but without the steps you’re on right now, they’ll have nothing to be built upon.

Can I invite you to keep going?

I’m waving your flag.

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If you want to speak up, move on, or inspire… courage will be the greatest asset at your disposal.

Although I wish it was bestowed, it is not. To get it, you’ll have to face your greatest enemy: The safe voice within you. You know, the one that tells you “I’m ok here”, “why jinx it?”, “there’s a reason no one else has done it”.

Whatever endeavour you’ve set your mind to, may you find the courage it takes to see it through.

When you reach the crossroad with no signs, or the choice with no wise council, dare to dare. Loose sight of your own shore.

Yes, it’s as risky now as it was before but it is the only way humanity has ever met new frontiers. It is also the only way you will discover yours.

All the best my friend.

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“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” –Maya Angelou


“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” –William Faulkner


“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” –Erica Jong


“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” –William G.T. Shedd



“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anaïs Nin


“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


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“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” –C. JoyBell


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs

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“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” –Marilyn Monroe

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“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” –Lao Tzu


“… ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.” –George R. R. Martin

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