It's been said that success is not luck. It's what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
So why am I just finding this out?
I shouldn't be surprised that young people always have to find things out the hard way. I used to get so upset when I would try to impart some wisdom but the young people around me would insist on "figuring things out on their own". Why won't they just listen to me? I would ask myself.
I was the same way. Thankfully, it's never too late to learn new lessons. Success is in my future and it won't be because of luck, but very careful preparation.