Many of the world's leading minds have developed a capacity to use the unexpected in a positive way.
You can develop a serendipity mindset in yourself. Serendipity is not a passive luck that just happens to you. It is an active process of seeing and connecting the dots. It is about seeing bridges where others see gaps, then taking the initiative to create smart luck.
6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Sometimes it seems like Lady Luck picks only a few people upon which to smile. Fate always seems to work in their favor, and they always land on their feet. How do they do it? Are they really just that lucky?
The concept of "luck" stems from this perceptual bias: the belief that some people's existence defies mathematical probability, that because they have it and we don't, they're violating the universe's probabilities. The truth is, across the spectrum of a lifetime, we all receive both opportunity and injustice in healthy doses.
... to a certain extent. We may not directly affect major opportunities of our life at any given moment (like finding oil on our property), but we can indirectly influence how many opportunities spring up and the ferocity with which we pursue them.