It's often said that certain kinds of success are comparable to getting struck by lightning.
This might be true, but there are ways to attract lightning. Just ask Ben Franklin.
When the storm rolls in over the golf course, the guy who packs up his cart and goes back to the clubhouse likely won't get stuck by lightning. But the guy who pulls out his five iron and holds it above his head in the middle of the fairway has a much better chance.
Success is drawn to people who prepare themselves for it by doing the work.