The art of luck is basically being in the right place at the right time. The next step is to prove that you are capable of being successful at what you do.
The art of preparation is the hours, days and years spent studying your craft so that you can succeed when you happen to be in the right place at the right time.
In an interview by reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove, NewsOK.com, Actress Diane Keaton was giving advice to young people starting their careers. It was good...no, it was GREAT--advice.
Ms. Keaton said that part of her success was due, in part, to being lucky. "...I got lucky, and I was prepared when I got the luck." She shared that "preparation is an extremely important factor in luck. You can get lucky, but if you aren't prepared for the opportunities that you get, you can fall to the wayside."
I couldn't agree more with Ms. Keaton's advice.
I might get lucky to be noticed by a gallery owner or a potential art buyer, but unless I have studied and painted to learn my craft, then I won't be prepared for the future. When the opportunities come my way, and luck is right around the corner, I definitely want to be prepared when it does.
The art of luck is worth nothing without the art of preparation!
Donna Ham, Artist
Read more: http://newsok.com/diane-keaton-is-excited-about-oklahoma-city-visit/article/3707310#ixzz25p6L3KkZ
Meet Donna Ham
Donna Ham is a professional artist located in Tulsa, Oklahoma creating acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings, and still life paintings in oil. She also enjoys photography and writes poetry.