Life is 80% what happens below the surface. Many people would like to be applauded for doing something great. But the difference between those who really achieve something and those who don't lies in the time spent between the achievement.
A wise man have said that luck is when opertunities meet preparation, and this is very true. If you have not taken the time to prepare, you will not be able to take hold of the opertunities that come. I actually believe that the opertunities are already there, but until you are prepared you will not see them or they will just be out of reach. So make sure to take time to educate yourself and prepare for something BIG!