This is gold. Pure gold. I wish I could write more than that, but if I did, I’d comment on every one of your points.
Ah – but I can’t resist talking about serendipity. This is also known as “trusting the process” in my parlance. I love this. As I look back on all my successes, they’ve been the result of serendipity – the combination of right place, right time, and right action. All we can do is make the right action and hope it’s the right place and time for them.
I’m a big fan of making your own luck. If you’re pushing your limits, making mistakes, and actually trying – then the karmic universe (whatever it is) tends to favor us.
Again – excellent, excellent post!