There are two favored trains of thought with regard to the definition of serendipity;
1) the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way; and
2) an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
If we simply apply one aphorism from the 1800’s we can in fact create circumstances that will permit serendipity to occur in our personal and professional lives.
Dr. Louis Pasteur is quotes as saying,
“In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind.”
Presented in a less obscure way, when we are diligent and attentive in our actions, we are significantly better prepared to capitalize on the results.
Dr. Eugene Matthews