Oprah has said this a lot, and I always love it when I hear it, or read it! I believe it to be true - there is no luck! Just preparation meeting opportunity! Everything you are doing now is preparing you for something! Your actions now - even as a 9th grader - are effecting your future self! Remember that!
I love this video, and the opening lines. "If you had one shot, one opportunity, one moment to seize everything you've ever wanted, would you take it? Or let it slip?" Speaks truth, and always makes me think about my life!