TN50#134, How’s Your Luck, 09 October 2023
Do you have a lucky rabbit foot, lucky undies or lucky socks story?
ME TOO! Read on.
Happy Monday and welcome to The Next 50 #134. I like to think of personal performance in 3 components: physical, mental and emotional. My frameworks focus on 4 Buckets: Eat, Sleep, Move and Think. This blog is my sandbox for sharing information that you might find useful for your personal performance.
The 4-leaf clover I am holding in this picture is from 1999, I went to a really cool selection course that spring and I was preparing my gear for some time in the woods. It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day and I was out on the lawn laying out all my kit and taping a couple ponchos together for a Mega Hooch. As I was getting everything reorganized in my ruck (backpack) I noticed this little 4-leaf clover springing up from under my gear. It was just there; I didn’t have to look for it. I remember thinking, “this is way too cool to not take with me”. So I sealed it in acetate and put in my cap.
If you remember from way back, TN50#06 my equation for Luck is:
Luck = Opportunity + Preparation + Audacity
I had the opportunity to go to Selection
I had prepared to go to Selection, AND
I had the audacity to believe I could make it through Selection
Do I think the 4-Leaf Clover did anything for me? I know it did. It made me happy
So what’s your lucky charm story? Share it with me, it may be more powerful than you think.
As always share the post with your team and anyone who might find it useful and let me know what you think!
Have a good one, Alex
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PSS. Oddly enough I ended up with the call sign: “Lucky” later in my career. It had nothing to do with this 4-leaf clover.