Right place, right time.
I am sure you have heard this before.
Life helps those who help themselves.
This too you may have heard before.
Both of these phrases combined will create success. Because if you are at the right place at the right time...you still must be devoted to reap the rewards. And if you are devoted in helping yourself...you still have to have the timing to experience victory.
I am not a huge believer of "it's all meant to be" and that our lives have been scripted by an invisible set of hands. This talk implies that you have limited control of your destiny. It also speaks fear. Fear of challenge. Fear of of failure. And mostly - fear of success.
What I do believe is that we are given free will and the power to make choices for one single reason - to exercise those choices. What we put into life is what we will get out of it. Good things happen to those willing to put in the effort, exercise discipline and make the sacrifices that both personal and professional greatness requires.
If you were to look around at the successful people in the world, you would realize one common characteristic in all them - they got there by outworking everyone around them. Those that have made their mark on the world and added tremendous value to it were most likely not out every night socializing or watching t.v. daily - they were up early, putting in the hours required, and demonstrating a commitment to their dream. Because behind every extraordinary achievement...there has always been extraordinary effort!
That said - work hard. Very hard. Because your hard work will be rewarded and doors will open. It demonstrates that you are serious about being one of those rare and special individuals that uses the fullness of their talents for the highest and the very best.
Life will favor the devoted.