Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
No, planning and preparing for luck isn't like Dancing About Architecture. It's about directing your energy towards the things you can change while remaining resilient and open to the opportunities that present themselves.
Are you spending your time, money, and energy, or investing those resources your own future? How are your past and your environment preventing you from achieving and doing more?
It's the "Uncomfortable Party" principle: your next celebration should include guests who don't know each other and disagree on big issues. You should be able to explain your idea to anyone, not just your close friends. What you don't know can hold you back.
We don't always realize why things aren't working or what needs changing. Thriving throughout constant change requires directing your energy where it's actually useful.
Things aren't clicking. Emails aren't answered. Pitches are ignored. Part of directing energy where it's most useful is to get unstuck. Get flexible.