An Energetic Quest

Maybe you’re thinking these random moments are pure luck, a mystical force beyond your control – unless you’re a Jedi master. But there are specific actions you can take to sway serendipitous fate in your favor.

Systematic innovation is made possible by being aware of the ideas bombarding you every day, thinking about how these ideas might solve a current problem or connect to your life experiences, and then taking action.

One researcher wrote, “While good luck may befall the inert or lazy, serendipitous discovery occurs only in the course of an energetic quest – a quest in which lucky discoveries can be recognized through alertness and then exploited. 

From “Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for Your Ideas, Business, and Life Against All Odds” by Mark Schaefer