Serendipity: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
Can we learn how to create serendipitous moments? How about a moment of pure joy?
A precise instrument for the creation of desired outcomes is an enigma at best. However, one of the distinguishing characteristics of successful people is the attitude toward serendipity. Fortunate things happen because concerted effort has been generated toward a goal that is certainly intended to be enriching and fulfilling. Think of a time when something ‘magically’ appeared or happened as you were working toward a fulfilling goal. Remember the feeling?
As we achieve personal and professional goals there is a sense of accomplishment, fueled by the discovery that we were indeed successful with our plan. Sometimes we realize that the achievement also contained an element that we found hard to understand. Although there was an undeniable ‘presence’ at certain times during the process, especially at peak performance moments, the incorporation of that feeling is often lost in translation for the next action plan. Those involved in self-development recognize there is much more to reality than what meets the eye, yet ‘the work’ of gaining clarity and movement toward self-actualization is still challenging.