Monday, August 3, 2015
Delta Perspective: You need a bit of luck
Whatever your worldview you can call it luck, fate, or Providence you need at least a little of it in your lifetime. If you talk to any honest, financially successful person they will admit that luck played at least a small role in their success. You can’t build that multi-million dollar company if you get hit by an out of control bus on the way to your first office.
It’s easy to be fooled by fortune and attribute it to your success. This happens all of the time with stock pickers who think they have a brilliant technique for picking stocks until they don’t, and end up broke. The a good example to is to take a room full of people and have them start to flip coins and almost inevitably someone will go on a long streak of only one side coming up. They aren’t a superior coin flipper and if they went around claiming how good they are after their streak nobody would take them seriously.
How does this apply to Game? You’ll need a bit of luck. That’s all there is to it and the thought of that can be a tough pill to swallow, but once you come to terms with it you can focus on the things you can control. You can’t control that the hot girl you hit it off with phone’s battery went dead while you tried to call her and it never went through. She never got the call, and you thought she wasn’t really interested. What you can control is putting yourself in position so that the next time a girl comes along you like you have another opportunity.
This means improving yourself to coin the NFL cliché “to make the most of your opportunities.” It’s a throwaway line now, but true. Increase your game, hitting the gym when you really don’t want to go, and don't give up when you hit a tough spot. You’ll spend 90%+ of your time just preparing, but once properly prepared that 10% of luck that factors in suddenly pays off. If you don’t shave, wear wrinkled clothes, and put on 15 pounds because you were upset that she didn’t call you back and then bump in to her again, then what? Be ready, because eventually the coin will flip heads up a few times in a row and you want to be prepared.