This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and it’s a good reminder that you have a better chance of being “lucky” if you prepare and place yourself in favorable circumstances.

You see, back on 11/24/84, the Boston College football team was playing the University of Miami and they were behind 45 to 41.

It was the last play of the game, and the quarterback, Doug Flutie, needed a touchdown in order to win the game.

He threw the ball 63 yards in the air, against 30 MPH winds, into a mass of players and Gerard Phelan caught it for the winning touchdown.

Some people said that Flutie was lucky to win the game, and in one sense, I’d agree, but on the other hand, he had placed himself in a position to “be lucky.”

After all, Flutie was on the team, he was the quarterback, and Boston College was only behind by 4 points.

The point that I’d like to make is that “luck” quite often favors those who place themselves in a position to be lucky… and with this in mind, what have you done to place yourself in a position to “be lucky”?

Do you read positive literature each day?

Have you put together a plan for self-development?

You can’t spend your time playing video games, or surfing the web, or watching TV, and expect to become successful.

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation… so be diligent, work hard, and place yourself in a position to “be lucky.”