When Gus Mueller recently linked to Paul Kim’s post on being indie, he called out the section on luck:
"One thing that I did learn is to have a healthy respect for randomness. Luck plays a huge role and you can’t always attribute one’s success or failure solely on their decisions and actions."
Reminds me of the book Get Lucky by Lane Becker and Thor Muller. Like half the business books I’ve bought, I never finished reading the whole thing, but it’s in the stack on my bedside table and I pick it up every once in a while and read something new. I love the book’s premise and they’ve got some great stories.
Most of life is a series of random opportunities. Knowing which ones to skip and which to double-down on makes all the difference.