We often hear that xyz has what they have because they were there at the right place at the right time. I’ve always wondered that this sounds so much ‘luck-based’..and that there’s something missing here. Over the years, I’ve now come to realize that it’s not just a matter of being at the right place at the right time but also being “prepared” at that point of time.. having the smarts to prove at that place/time that you deserve the opportunity, and grab and embrace it… and there you go, you’ve made it!
Update 6/20/08 – Hrishikesh pointed a very crucial point here… that you got to know (the awareness) that it IS the right time and the right place!!!