July 12th, 2015

I was horrible at sports when I was young. I played three years of summer league baseball as a left and center fielder where my main skill was to get under fly balls and catch them before they touched the ground. The hard part was getting under the ball. If I did that right, then the ball simply fell into the basket I formed with my glove and left hand. That is how I think of luck: getting under, and capturing, the opportunity before the chance strikes the ground and rolls away.

Scott Adams clearly learned the same lesson.

I pursued a conscious strategy of managing opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me. p. 1

From How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big by Scott Adams


Found in my electronic chapbook.

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