This post reminds me of the discussions I had with friends about luck and the ability to find it or rather: maximizing the chance to find luck and recognizing that you're seizing opportunities and you're not letting them slip away unnoticed.
(We discussed this in Dutch and we called this 'Forcing luck' - NL: Geluk afdwingen -.)
Lucky Bastards!Yes, we're pretty darned lucky, ain't we?! I always feel lucky. Now there's a book to explain why. This is from Richard Wiseman's The Luck Factor: Changing Your Luck, Changing Your Life, The Four Essential Principles.