It is said that luck is when opportunity meets preparation, and I believe this to be very true. Often we look back at the great men in history who have achieved wonderful things, thinking that they must have been blessed with some special gift of greatness. However, truth be told, there are no special people; there are just ordinary ones. Some just try a little harder, endure a little longer, survive a few more failures, and when an opportunity arrives, they are ready.
Mountains can be climbed if you have the patience to climb them step by step, but if you sit at the bottom of the mountain, waiting for a magical moment that will enable you to get from the bottom to the top in one jump, you will have to wait for a long time.
Most people live from one day to another, not realizing that the only thing that separates them from their dream is just a little focused effort every day.
David is writing in one of his psalms: "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." (Psalms 90:12). Wisdom is learning to count every day as important and not just squander it on meaningless activities. Make a decision today to view every day and hour as important. Make sure that when opportunity knocks at your door, you are prepared.