The world is filled with unfortunate souls who didn’t hear opportunity’s knock at the door because they were down at the convenience store buying lottery tickets.
Opportunity wastes no effort looking for the person who is wasting time through idleness or destructive action.
* Open minded
* Optimistic Attitude
* Rested for Action
* Removed from fears of past challenges or failures
Opportunities somehow always seem to gravitate toward busy people who can hardly keep up with those they already have. Logically, it would seem that opportunities would make an effort to seek out individuals who have an abundance of time available, but instead opportunities appear for those who have goals and dreams and a plan for achieving them.
We often think of opportunity as a living, moving thing, something that actively seeks out a willing recipient.
In fact, the reverse is true. Opportunities are ideas or concepts that exist only in the minds of those who recognize them. When you have no goals or plans, opportunities mean nothing to you. They become opportunities only when you recognize them as ideas that you can implement to help you move toward your goal.
How many times have you had a great idea that you failed to act upon, only to discover later that someone used the same idea to start a business, get a promotion, or find a better job? Resolve now to get into action when you have a good idea.
Don’t wait for something to happen — make it happen!
Take a cue from Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1942–50, who famously observed, “Luck is the residue of design.”
Or Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most famous said “Every Wall is a Door”!