Lucky Encounters

Oftentimes someone’s success in a creative field has a lot to do with chance: being in the right place at the right time or knowing the right people.

But a professor I had once said something that sticks with me: if an opportunity presents itself, then you can choose to take advantage of it. Sometimes we encounter a door opening and we decide not to go through, then we complain that we never get the chances that are presented to others. Doors are open for you, but you have to do the work to actually step through it.

Luck, or chance, does exist, because randomness exists. Life is always going throw curve balls and take us on surprising twists. We have to remain open to those strange encounters, recognize when they occur, then pursue them to see where they lead.

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