Some people think you’re lucky if you get picked, that awards or recognition are more a matter of circumstance than effort.¬†Winning the lottery is lucky and requires no work except standing in line to buy a ticket.

Doing something difficult and worthwhile that gets noticed, however, is another matter. In this case, “luck” is simply the result of slogging through day after day until the window of opportunity cracks open and you’re standing there, ready.

Confused? See yesterday’s post.