New situations always bring with them an inevitable decision. Where to sit? Not always in the literal “ass in a chair” sense. More of a, where is the best place for me to be at any given moment?
A good answer for me is always, “between the next smartest and next dumbest person in the room”. The dumber person shows me what I do know, and the smarter person shows me what I don’t”.
*being “dumber” does not make one dumb. Being dumb in an intentional choice. Being “dumber” is part of the learning process.*
I find myself in the luckiest of situations at the moment. I spend my days with brilliant creatives. Martial arts masters, acrobats, singers, writers, and all sorts of computer wizards weaponizing technology into creative tools.
I feel overwhelmed by my good fortune. But I also DO NOT feel it came easy. There was I time I would have described myself as having “bad luck”. And since I was not ready to accept that “bad luck” was 101% the consequences of my own actions yet, I went on the pursuit of good luck.
Good luck is formulaic. It can easily be increased. But here is how I did it.
- I showed up.
- I kept showing up.
- I read a lot.
I know. I was pissed too. I wanted it to be a spell or something.
I will elaborate in the next article and ask any questions if you want them answered.
Here are some more pretty pictures.