Been asking people lately, “do you consider yourself lucky?”
The answers are surprising and fascinating.
It’s about 50 / 50 split.
What I find more interesting is that more or less everyone is extremely lucky but they just may not recognize it.
One friend can’t get a job and he feels he’s just really unlucky.
Another friend had a bad personal situation but she still feels her whole life has been lucky.
My friend asked me back if I am lucky?
Then I started reflecting “lucky” moments in my life:
- Being born in Silicon Valley to hardworking parents
- Submitting my resume to Facebook randomly one night and getting the job
- Meeting my business partner Chad via Andrew Warner
- Randomly seeing my house for sale on Redfin one night
- Cathryn letting me test drive her Tesla so I bought one the next week
- Having to buy an illegal NFL stream led me to buy a lot of Bitcoin
- Seeing Amit Gupta do a Facebook app which led me to be the #1 Facebook app developer and get funding by Naval Ravikant.
- Connecting with Tim Ferriss via Auren Hoffman randomly in Mountain View in 2007
Wow — pretty damn lucky and this was just the things off the top of my head.
What about yourself?
Luck may be as simple as thinking about all the good things that have happened in your life.
Does more luck happen the more we keep putting ourselves out there?
I am not sure. I’d like to think so.
Luck really starts with the mindset that the world is out to help you.
You just have to notice it!