Friday, October 8, 2010

Finding Opportunities

When things are not going the way we want them to it's easy to get discouraged. We begin to look for excuses for why we cannot get ahead. A common excuse people will use is, 'I have not had the opportunities that others have had.' I know I have told myself this sob story before. When we find ourselves lying in bed moaning about how we haven't had the opportunities to succeed, we are doing it wrong. The people who have opportunities are the ones who go out and make them.

Opportunity does not knock; it does not even come over to your place if you do not invite it. You have to go out make connections, work contacts and be in the know about what is going on in the world. If you do that, if you let your path cross with as many different people as you can then you will make the connections from which opportunities flow. To make this work you have to be confident in what you do, be willing to talk yourself up and volunteer to do things. As people come to learn that you are capable and reliable then you suddenly will have the chance to do the things that only those who have the opportunity get to.

We need to take responsibility for getting the opportunity to do things that we want to do. It will not come to us. This weekend get out there and find opportunities and have fun doing it.


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