Check out this tweet from Nicole Papuga:
I was just looking for some last night! Thanks for sharing. I will put these on my “listen to while I work out list” https://t.co/kWjoY44DNE
— Nicole Papuga (@nicole_papuga) May 27, 2016
This is “created serendipity”. To understand what that means, let’s first look at the definition of serendipity. Here it is when you look up the definition on google:
Often I will tweet things out and someone will say something along the effects of “we were talking about this just last night! Thanks for the article!”, or “I definitely needed to read this today.” The funny thing is that I was already thinking about this when I saw Nicole’s tweet, and favourited it in the first place, so I could share it in the article. Yet these seemingly serendipitous events, are also based on our willingness to create connections and be in the space, and to put in the effort in the first place.
I often tell people that if you start connecting with others in online spaces, you won’t just find great ideas, but the great ideas will find you.
They are not totally coincidental, but in some ways, the “luck” was created long before it happened.
“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” Oprah Winfrey