There are smart decisions and wise decisions. And one form of wisdom is the ability to judge when to let luck disrupt our plans. Not all time in life is equal. The question is, when the unequal moment comes, do we recognize it, or just let it slip? But, just as important, do we have the fanatic, obsessive discipline to keep marching, to push the opportunity to the extreme, to make the most of the chances we’re given?
Getting a high ROL [return on luck] requires throwing yourself at the luck event with ferocious intensity, disrupting your life and not letting up.
–Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, “What’s Luck Got to Do With It?“