My sister got married last weekend, and our families were fortunate to be able to gather together from around the world (literally--I can't believe no one's flight was delayed) to celebrate!
There were many highlights of the event--this fun photo booth being one of them.
My husband, Adam, and I stepped up to take our turn in front of the "magic mirror," but he was not quite ready/still choosing a prop to hold when the photographer started the automatic countdown.
The end result meant that I was the only one in our "couples" photo (they did let us take another :p).
He wasn’t ready, but I was, so I made the best of it, and we both laughed at the result.
That simple scenario reminded me of some of the "lucky chances" I've gotten personally and professionally that weren't pure luck at all. I just happened to be ready to take them when they showed up.
Don't wait for your big chance to show up.
Get ready now.
Then stay ready (that's the hard part).
This way you'll be able to take more of your own shots in life (and probably enjoy more laughs, too)!
Ashley Orlando is a jazz vocalist/ukulele artist and coach who helps growth-focused leaders find their voice, grow their presence & amplify their impact.