Pasteur on Lucky Chances


“Chance favors only
the prepared mind.

– Louis Pasteur (1822–1895)
French chemist and biologist

What are the most common “drag you down, get in the way of success” thoughts?

  • Defeatist (accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat)
  • Cynical (contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives)
  • Vindictive (seeking revenge)
  • Blame/ Fault
  • Wishful (do what you can to influence the deal/ project/ situation and keep moving)
  • Self-pity


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