Monday, March 21, 2005
I heard something that is totally true today. I know... rare, but it happened. I was listening to a conversation on the definition of luck. Here's how one person defined it, and I totaly agree with this:
'Luck is the result of preparation meeting opportunity'
All of my life I made every effort to open as many doors, or opportunities. I told people that by doing this I made sure I always had options in life. What I was actually doing was making preparations for any upcoming opportunities. In other words, the more I did to prepare myself (i.e. training, certificates, education, etc), the better set up I was for opportunities that popped up. I was making my own luck. People who don't prepare themselves tend to watch opportunity pass the by.
Okay, enough of the Zen stuff... it was just a thought.
Now, I'm back from Wichita and ready to rumble. I finally started a screenplay based on some amazing experiences I had while in Iraq and Australia this past year. I'm 30% complete with it, meaning I have 30 pages written, and according the books I need to write about 100 pages to make it filmworthy.
Wish me luck.
posted by El Capitan at 11:57 AM