1. Create Your Own Luck
My father taught me this lesson about success. When I was much younger, he said people create their own luck. He told me how important it was to be prepared in order to take advantage when opportunities present themselves. That’s accomplished by doing things that set you up for success, such as getting an excellent education, learning from others and trying new things. Being prepared also means knowing what not to do, so avoid doing stupid things that waste time, waste money or damage your reputation. Put yourself in a position to respond to unexpected opportunities and you’re guaranteed to get lucky.