New Year Goal Phrase for the Year: “When Opportunity Meets Preparation”

The new year has begun. I am so excited for it and like always expect great things from me. So far I have started the year off right. I actually got started a month before to get me ready for what I plan to do from now to the rest of the year. The reason why I am writing this post is because of this sports radio talk show host from ESPN, Colin Cowherd, who I listen to on a regular basis, mentioned why people who get what they want out of life isn’t so much luck, but preparation. I also heard about this concept of luck a couple months back while listening to Tavis Smiley interviewing Will Smith when his movie, I Am Legend, was coming out. Will Smith talked about how he doesn’t believe anyone can out perform him in his career and in life in general. Mr. Smith also mentioned that one of his favorite novels, The Alchemist, explains this very point of destiny and preparing for it (great book!). When opportunity meets preparation…blah blah blah…when opportunity meets preparation. I heard this very phrase so many times, but didn’t act on it or where to start. I also wrote this phrase on my ipod and recently pulled the case out and there it was: “When Opportunity meets preparation”.

So when I sat down yesterday for New Year’s dinner with my girlfriend and some of her family we were going around the table saying what our New Year Resolution will be. Everybody said what theirs were and I said that I want to write every single day. I don’t know fully how this is going to happen, but I know that I will make it a point to do.

For the Year 2009 my phrase will be, “When Opportunity Meets Preparation”.

There are a couple of things that I have planned for the year. They are to travel with my girlfriend, spend more time with friends, read more books, and become a writer. My personal goal is to become a writer. I am going to accomplish this by; read books on grammar, attend seminars, proof-read my work, learn new words to add to my vocabulary, talk to fellow writers and editors, and simply write. I will apply for magazine freelancing gigs, write in this blog, write about my thoughts and dreams, write short stories, editorials, random sayings and coining phrases that I think of, write a novel, and whatever else that deals with writing. I know that my preparation (also add dedication) and opportunities will help me to reach my goal and extend my life long dream of becoming a doer and have all of the freedom to touch other people’s lives and people touch my life.

So, it is time to get to my passion! Oh yeah you do the same!

P.S. I just got finish reading a great article of what I am talking about. I believe this same person got something amazing from Colin Cowherd, here is the link to the podcast (the topic of luck is towards the end of the show, also the show date is 12/30).

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