205 a prepared mind

girls | year of creative habits I'm now reading Imagine by Jonah Lehrer. I'm only few chapters in but already several things have stuck out at me, making me wish I'd been taking notes all along. One is this quote from Louis Pasteur:

"Chance favors the prepared mind."

Today my mind feels far from prepared. What do you to prepare your mind? Is it a beginning ritual? The power of routine or one little thing each day? A brain dump? Those are things I do that seem to help but I'm curious...how do you prepare your mind for chance?