A Colleague

For my essay I will give my interpretation of the quote from Oprah Winfrey “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity” and what it means to me, and if I agree or not. I will provide my reasons below and compare any personal experiences I have encountered that resemble the quote.
I agree with the quote “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity” because I feel people who are labelled as lucky have put in the training, time, dedication, and commitment to be the best at something.   When this is met with opportunity they rise to the occasion. We sometimes perceive a person as lucky if they are in the right place at the right time and don’t think about how they prepared themselves for the occasion to be successful.
From a personal experience, I have been told how lucky I am to be in the position I‘m in today regarding my career. I explain that the reason I’m in this position today is from the past 20 years of knowledge and hard work that got me to this point.   Without them realizing all the changes and sacrifice’s myself and my family have made over the 20 years was oblivious to them. Re-locating from another country, and the stress and uncertainty that comes from this to pursue a better opportunity is not taken into perspective when saying how lucky I am.
In order to be successful it takes motivation, preparation, and dedication along with the time it will take to achieve the next level.   Setting goals to benchmark your success will help you progress. Many top athletes put in hard work, and are training many hours a day to prepare themselves for the next level. To some less motivated or less prepared in life skills would see this as lucky, when they see successful people achieve their goals.
I feel we create our own luck. Every person has been in a position where an opportunity has crossed their path in many ways throughout their business or personal life.   The amount of preparation they had before the opportunity arose determined if...