The most significant and life changing experiences are typically ones you didn’t plan for. This I call serendipitous events. But there is a problem: serendipitous events are essentially random. But how does one plan for that?
Answer: By putting yourself out there.
The only way to increase your chances of such events occurring is by just simply going out, talking to people and doing things. The more times you put yourself out there in the wild, the higher the likelihood of you encountering a serendipitous event.
How I got my job at Odeon, and now the startup I’m working with, is really through a series of quite random events. If I had stayed within my comfort zone, I doubt I would be in the position I am in now.
So get out of your room and your comfort and do something! You never know just what might happen.