Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on luck

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Work hard, not in grunt work, but in exposing yourself to good luck. Everything hinges on good timing. If the timing is not right, no amount of grunt work will make up for it.

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- To benefit from luck, you must recognize luck. - To recognize luck, you must be open to take new paths. - To take new paths, you must be willing to write off your past ambitions. - To write off your past ambitions, you must detach your identity from your accomplishments.

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If you don't look forward to check your phone notifications every morning, you're not yet positioned to benefit from luck. You need to find a way to make random opportunities find you. And lots of them. Go build some exposure to good fortune. Make yourself known.

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Opportunity is perishable. If you can’t afford to stop and think, you’re going to miss your opportunities. And to benefit from luck, you must first recognize luck. When an opportunity emerges, you can’t just put it on the shelf. Be ready to abandon the plan, and adjust course.

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