Imagine, for a moment, that you're a sailor seeking to sail into the horizon.
No matter how great or poor the winds are, you'll never reach the horizon by just sitting on the shore staring into the deep blue, daydreaming about what it would be like to get there.
To take advantage of the wind, a sailor has to be out in the sea, ready with the knowledge and skills necessary to use the wind to take her where she seeks to go.
The sailor is ready regardless of whether or not the wind blows in the right direction.
You have to continually put yourself in a position to win and you can't count on anyone or anything else to carry you there.
While there's definitely an element of serendipity that will play a part in your career, you have to work very hard so that you're ready when such opportunities present themselves.
As an artist, you don't get lucky by sitting around all day dreaming of the day when someone else will come around and make you a star.
You have to put in the work so that you'll be ready when your time comes.
We create our luck through our work.
We create our luck by forging real relationships.
We create our luck by being humble and learning from our mistakes.
We create our luck by keeping our eyes open.
We create our luck by taking chances.
We create our luck by forging ahead despite setbacks.
We create our luck by having the right team supporting us.
We create our luck by working day in, day out, despite what is going on around us.
The luckiest people are those who fight the hardest to put themselves in a position to be lucky.
Don't count on luck, work hard day in, day out, so that you're ready when your moment arrives.
Do it for the art and your moment will come.
Put in the work, do it for the right reasons, and you just might find yourself in the middle of a deep blue sea with a roaring, fierce wind at your back propelling your ship into the beautiful horizon.