posted on Friday, August 17, 2007 2:28 PM
I was recently reminded how lucky I am.
It's true, pure luck has played an important role in my life, defining where I am today personally and professionally. Well, maybe not an important role, but it's been there.
Mostly in the form of opportunities. But I then had to act on these opportunities to get the most out of them.
This is starting to remind me of a joke a pastor once told:
A local minister rides out to visit Farmer Brown one fine summer day. As he pulls off the main road onto Farmer Brown's acreage, he admires the tall corn and plush rows of tomatoes and beans. When he greets the old farmer, the minister says "You and the Lord are running a fine farm here!" To which Farmer Brown replies "You should've seen it when the Lord was running it Himself."
I can show a direct correlation between the number of 75-hour weeks I work and how lucky I am.
I can also demonstrate an inverse proportion between the number of mornings I awake completely rested and how lucky I am; as well as a positive ratio of 20-hour days / "luckiness".
So yep, I'm a pretty lucky guy.