A writer once said that success is determined by chances, changes and choices that you can effect.
Theres an old saying that “opportunity only come but once,” but I don’t believe in that ideology. Everyday of our lives, we’re been faced with so many oportunities, Just that we often don’t know how to tap into it because it usually comes in disguise as a visitor, hardwork, simple task, problem like the pandemic, coming across an influencial personality, got a grant, employment, admission, talents and gifts or relationships.
When you have the ability to recognize opportunity, you know how to identify promising changes unfolding around you, and you act to take advantage of them.
It’s hard to recognize new opportunities when you’re constantly immersed in life’s daily chores and details. Designate time to step away from day-to-day pressures so that you can consider larger trends and their implications for your activities.
View problems through a new lens. Many problems can be turned into opportunities. Each time you encounter a problem, practice seeing it as a chance to make something better.
In an age of global rapid change, people who can recognize and leverage on new opportunities bring enormous value to their society and organizations. By practicing the strategies described above, you will strengthen the ability and position yourself to advance in life.
How to discover opportunities;
- Look for opportunity.
Before you can see an opportunity, you have to be looking for opportunity. This seems basic but many people have given up on looking for opportunity. This is why there is that saying, “You wouldn’t see an opportunity if it hit you in the face,”. Opportunity can literally be right where you are but you’re blind to it.
- Be willing to read and research.
They say knowledge is power, and it’s true. You won’t find opportunity without knowledge. Everything you ever want, you are just a piece of knowledge away from obtaining. The only thing between you and massive wealth is the right knowledge. I’ve met people who have experienced on all the delays and pitfalls that keep them in the middle class, but they were able to push beyond them to get to where they are today.
- You have to go for it.
You have to leave where you are comfortable (comfort zone). Staying with mommy and daddy past the age of 25 isn’t going to work, sorry. Opportunity might mean moving out of your house, staying away from those bad influencers, leaving that toxic job or relationship, local government, state or even across the country. The point is, the opportunity may not be where you are because you might be a big fish in a small pond.
- Make contacts and build relationship.
Everything you want, somebody else has it. Contacts equal contracts. How big is your power base? How big is your pipeline? The more people you know, the more opportunities will come your way. There’s a reason why successful network marketers make a lot of money they prospect. Your next opportunity might just be with someone you don’t even know yet. You need to go out and meet them.
Maya Angelou said; “my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.”
Everyone wants to have a six-pack but don’t want to put in the time and effort.
Everyone wants to be the boss but won’t go out on their own to do the dirty job.
Everyone wants to be a millionaire but won’t spend 1,000 to start up a business .
I will add to this, “Everyone wants an opportunity but won’t …………..?
What’s your excuse?
Bravely Find your opportunity now and grap it. I strongly feel there is more to life than your present hold.
Shakka Nensok Peter.