Luck Is When Preparation Meets Opportunity!

Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog

Daniel Blanchard Award Winning Author and Speaker

I think I’m a good person, so I think I deserve some good luck, don’t you?

I know we all want to be good people and to be lucky, but sadly being a good person usually has very little to do with good luck.

Extraordinary people know something that ordinary people don’t. They understand that luck really comes from Preparation meeting Opportunity.

You see, in this world, if you hope to become anything special you can’t sit back and hope that luck finds you. Rather, you need to create your own luck. If you out-work your competition then eventually you’ll feel lucky.

However, for most of us, the big question is: Will you be Prepared enough to walk through that door of Opportunity and fully seize the moment?

Some of you will. And some of you won’t.

I know, you teens reading this success/leadership article are all saying, “Yeah! I’m going to be lucky enough!”

However, to tell you the truth, only a few of you will be lucky enough. Only a few of you will do the work that is necessary to thoroughly Prepare yourself beyond just talking about it. And when Opportunity does knock, most of you talkers won’t be ready, and will just end up being unlucky.

So as I said earlier, when Opportunity knocks, some of you will be ready and Prepared to become lucky, and some of you won’t be ready and Prepared to become lucky.

I would love for all of you teens to prove me wrong. I personally challenge every one of you to do the work that is necessary to be Prepared when Opportunity knocks so you too can be lucky and can be a winner in the game of life.

Please do share with the rest of us how you plan to be LUCKY!


Thanks for your time,


Daniel Blanchard

Author of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series

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