It can’t be denied that there is often some serendipity involved when someone breaks out in a field. The success of many people can usually be traced to a defining moment: a timely connection, a chance discovery, a golden opportunity. While all these defining moments can be as varied as the people who experience them, one thing remains a common factor, the people were prepared when the moment struck. If you would like to be prepared for your golden opportunity, streaking is a vital step. Read on to see how streaking can get you ready for when your definitive occasion arrives.
First, identify what kinds of opportunities could prove crucial for you. You don’t want to miss your break because you didn’t recognize it. In streaking language, create a be statement. Who do you want to be? This is an essential beginning step to preparing for your future. Like the Cheshire Cat teaches in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, if you don’t know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which direction you are headed.
With a clear idea of where you want to be, start doing the things to take you in that direction. In streaking language, set a streak! Pick a laughably simple action to complete on a consistent basis. Do you want to be a writer? Then write, regularly. Then when you meet someone who would like to see your writing style you will have something to share. Do you want to be a teacher? Then teach, even it is only to yourself in the mirror. Then when you have the chance to show your skills, you will be comfortable.
Be sure to keep a record of your streak. Keeping a record builds credibility with others and yourself. What a fabulous thing to be able to tell a prospective employer or partner that you have been intentionally studying your craft for hundreds or even thousands of days! Also, the self confidence that comes from consistently practicing something you want as a part of your future guarantees that you will be prepared for opportunities that come your way.
Finally, talk to people! In streaking language, build your community. This is a critical step for opening yourself to golden opportunities as well as a for keeping your streak alive. The more people you meet and have conversations with, the more prospects and possibilities will find their way into your life. When you build your streaking community, you will find support to keep moving forward with your dreams in a community of people who are doing the same.
The thread of chance moves through the stories of success that fill history and society. We love to learn about the lucky breaks that bring people to the head of their field or discipline. However, if we want to have our own defining moments, we need to be ready when they come. Streaking is the intentional tool that prepares people to cash in on golden opportunities.