Thank you for your feedback to yesterday's question - "Does pure luck exist?"
I am curious to hear what more of you think about this topic, but in the meantime I will post a few of my own thoughts on the matter.
Opportunities are everywhere; we live in a world full of them. Success is a matter of seeking out opportunities, taking advantage of them, working hard, being determined, and not letting "failure" or mishaps stand in the way of whatever it is you seek to achieve. The person who landed their dream job? They weren't lucky. They weren't simply in the right place at the right time. That person has a unique gift, has played to their strengths in the work that they do and the career goals that they have, and their hard work and determination has ultimately paid off. Ever heard the quote "everything happens for a reason"? Time and time again, people's life stories have proved that to be true. The fact that Bill Gates "happened" to grow up in the right place at the right time? Simple. He was born with a unique potential to be one of the most talented and successful people in the world and took advantage of the opportunities he had. He didn't sit around and wait for things to come to him either - he was proactive in seeking out his passion. I strongly believe that you find what you are looking for, but sometimes we forget the easiest part - you must actually look for it and open your eyes to see what is around you.