Finding Opportunity

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“Opportunity knocks at the strangest times, It’s not the time that matters But how you answer the door.”

Steve/Gray 

You can wait for opportunities to drop in to your life. Or, you can go out there and create your own opportunities. The latter is definite and much more empowering.

You create your own opportunities

What it means is that at the end of the day YOU are the one responsible for your life. You are the one who has to make the tough decisions. You are the only one who can achieve your own goals. You are the one who make things happen.

There will always be opportunities for those who recognize and pursue them. The lucky people are simply those who have taken more chances than average.

Keeping this in mind, here is a quick list of the things you’ll need to create your own opportunities.

The right mind-set: You can create opportunities if you take charge of your career.

A spirit of adventure.

Self-knowledge: Know your values, skills, strengths and weaknesses, and what you’re passionate about. This is the time to shape something to fit you, rather than shape you to fit your work 

An idea and imagination

Knowledge and skills: In your area of expertise, yes, but you will also need to acquire skills to help with self-promotion. An ability to analyze opportunities and make sound decisions.

Initiative and drive.

Courage.

Resilience: Success is rarely immediate. Resolve not to abandon this take-action spirit.

Flexibility: When you take the initiative, good things happen, but sometimes they aren’t what you intended. Be flexible to what life throws your way. You may be surprised. 

Life throws opportunities at us in unusual ways. An insurmountable hurdle, or a cruel trick of destiny, might actually be an opportunity in disguise.

Harry Truman

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