You never get what you want, nothing ever exciting happens to you, and you don’t make connections with the right people.
Put yourself in places where you just might meet someone important, or might learn something that can help you in your effort, or find someone who might be a key contact later on in life. Go wander around in the places where the people you might need to connect with will be located. This means physically and virtually.
It can be certain office buildings, lunch hang outs, the factory, or mail room. You can also ‘wander around’ on social networks, twitter, online communities and such. Be attentive, friendly, helpful, and find out about other people and what’s going on. You just never know when you’ll make a connection that will be really important someday.
Of course, you can’t do this all day, or for extended periods of time because it may not be the most effective use of your time. But serendipity can happen. And it will if you are prepared for it. Amazing opportunities can fall right into your lap if you’re open to them and are able to recognize the possible opportunities when they cross your path.
But first, you need a goal. You need some overarching purpose or strategy or direction that you want to move in. Serendipity is finding something valuable while seeking something else – a happy accident. So you do need to be seeking something. You may not know exactly how you’ll find or accomplish that thing you’re seeking, but if you have that goal in mind, then you’ll notice things that happen to you that might be an indirect or unique way that will help you accomplish your goal.
Life will be exciting, you’ll get what you want, and you’ll make connections with the right people if you just learn how to…
Do you have a serendipitous moment you’d like to share?