This man is smart about getting knowledge. He hired the world famous ‘Ladder Man’ (as seen on TV) to climb up to the hole in his head and pour in important information. I wish I had that guy!
This quote is a variation of many others I have heard over the years. I believe it whole-heartedly. Those who are prepared, who learn and practice and pay attention, are the ones that know how to take advantage of the ‘luck’ that drops in their laps.
I know this from hard experience where I either was not prepared, or worse than that, was prepared but didn’t grab the opportunity as strongly as I should have. And I didn’t follow up that ‘luck’ with hard work to move forward. It happened in my art career many times.
Of course that is in retrospect. When I think back to all the work I did do, day in and day out, I think ‘shoot, how much more could I have done?’ But the truth is I know I actually could have done more once a door opened for me. But circumstances and my own laziness or fear or distractions kept me from working full bore on it.
It is a lesson I have learned now and try to avoid. It isn’t easy to keep so focused you take advantage of EVERY bit of ‘luck’ but I certainly do better at it now than I use to I think.
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I started drawing the napkins for my daughters in the hopes that they would be stimulated in their minds and hearts to think deeply and well about a range of topics. Now that I draw them for everyone else as well I hope the same.
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