I did a lot of recruiting when I was at Lehman Brothers. For a while, I was on the Dartmouth recruiting team, and I’d have to take these flights up to Hanover, New Hampshire on a lawn dart. On more than one occasion I thought we were going to die on the final approach, the plane rattling wildly during the descent through the dark clouds.
Consider the odds of being born. Should all say YES.
"I am a firm believer in the idea that if you are a creator of some kind, a writer, a musician, or an artist, if you keep putting in the hours, one day, good things will happen." Agree very much with putting in the hours. This begins with the hours themselves, we got to have and find the 'good thing' in that first, the rest, well, we'll see what happens.
Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity
Great Piece Jared. I always say: preparation + hard work + optimism = good luck.
JD - I absolutely love when you talk about luck in TDD and thoroughly enjoyed this longer form piece for the simple reason that I am the luckiest person I know. Even when bad shit happens to me, it ends up being a blessing in disguise. Sometimes I wonder if it’ll ever run out but I just keep working hard and the luck keeps rolling in.
Luck can be made with the hustle factor which you clearly have. Lucky guy.
Dude, you have no idea how lucky I am...Lehman might still be around if you interviewed me! :)