Edel Coffey: Time to make our own luck by saying yes

Serendipity works in mysterious ways, so the next time you are offered a chance to do something, grab it with both hands

Serendipity is not passive. It extends a hand to us, and we decide whether to grab hold of it or not

People say you make your own luck, and I’ve been wondering about that idea over the past week while reading a new book called Connect The Dots: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck.

I’ve always considered myself a lucky person and, when I think about it, all the truly momentous turning points in my life have happened as a result of a moment’s good luck, some unexpected crossing of paths, or out-of-character behaviour ...