“Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.”
Many great opportunities, if you manage to seize them, will look like luck to an outsider. But the open mind and preparation that are needed in order to grab the opportunity are rarely acknowledged by anyone except you.
So how do you prepare to get lucky? In a world that is always in flux, it is very difficult to plan ahead and cover all your bases. Instead, focus on putting yourself at intersections of people and ideas, making your thinking flexible and having a clear sense of the general direction you want to go in.
The first step determines your ‘opportunity flow’. The second let’s you recognize opportunities when they appear. The third step helps you to separate relevant opportunities from everything else, the signal from all the noise.