You don’t know when or where it will happen, but it will. Your day is coming.
Most people coast through life. They aren’t ready when that moment hits them.
In our lifetimes we may make millions of dollars, live the sex lives of Roman emperors, see our children graduate from Harvard.
Or we may get cancer. Our children may die in a car crash. I have seen it all, and when it happens, most are not ready.
All of those years kissing a woman’s feet would have been better spent building himself up as a man, but most men (are you one of them?) are afraid of what they can become. They chose to lose themselves in someone else, to live a life of needy co-dependence.
Or maybe your 8 Mile Moment approaches.
“You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow / This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo.” – Eminem
The person you always wanted to impress sees you, and he is not impressed. You were too busy goofing off to prepare for your moment.
Rather than hone your craft and become master, you chose to live a life of needless distraction. (Or perhaps you put your full faith and credit into a relationship with someone other than yourself.)
Luck, as Seneca the Younger noted, is “the point where preparation meets opportunity.” Your day arrives. You blow it. You blame “dumb luck.”
Yes, dumb luck was involved, although the dumb is an adjective best describing the man.
You see an opportunity but you can’t take it, for you were unprepared.
I have prepared all of my life for something. What that something is….I don’t know.
“Mike, I need to meet with you right away,” my friend at Wall Street Playboys said. “Why,” I asked him.
“You are about to become famous,” was his reply. I laughed.
Sure enough, through no effort of my own, I started becoming famous. How? It just happened.
Dumb luck, as they say.
Maybe my day has come.
I have been writing in one form or another for 20 years. Twenty fucking years. If you count my blog posts, journal entries, and forum posts, I have written several million words.
Twenty years and millions of words and people ask me why Danger & Play is so successful. As if there are any tricks.
I started getting recognized in public last year, and 2014 led to an insane interest in me and my work.
I prepared for this moment all of my life. I didn’t know I was preparing for it. I didn’t know when it would happen.
Yet it did.
Your moment will come. You will soar to a high-high or crash too a low-low.
Will you be ready when that day comes? What are you doing right now to prepare?