“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” Benjamin FranklinA negative thinker sees a difficulty in every opportunity and a positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty. Which one are you a positive or negative thinker? Opportunities are everywhere and what you see depends mainly on what you look for, the opportunity doesn’t go away someone else will just take what you missed. Everyday you wake up to new opportunities; it’s a new beginning another chance to grab the opportunity that could change your life. You regret the opportunities you miss far more than the mistakes you make. Unstoppable people grab every opportunity along the way, they snatch, seize and enjoy every moment and they know the true value of time. Never be afraid to completely fall apart as that is an opportunity to rebuild yourself exactly the way you wish you had been all along. Every experience you have is an opportunity to learn and grow. Focus on all the possibilities and you will find more opportunities. If your focus is on problems all that will come from that is more problems.
“Luck is what happens, when preparation meets opportunity.” - SenecaYou can make different choices than yesterday, or you can make the same choices again not learning anything from yesterday’s experiences. The decision is yours. Even in a crisis or adversity that has been thrown in your path an opportunity can be created. Adversities change you as a person as in the course of stepping up to overcome the crisis you learn that you can do things that you could not do before. Be ready to open your door when opportunity knocks on it. Throw the door wide open and step through and grab that opportunity in both hands and go for it. Make sure you know yourself and what are your strengths, weaknesses, beliefs and values. Don’t be afraid of failing, experiment and learn new and different ways. Believe in yourself and that you are good enough to take on any new opportunity. It is your attitude towards possibilities that allow more things to come to you. Have a positive mindset, be grateful for this abundant world we live in, have a real passion for life and what you do. Living your life in this way you can’t help but have many opportunities come your way.
“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” - Zig ZiglarThe average person takes as long as they are given to complete a job but the opportunist takes only as long as needed to complete the job, as they don’t want to miss out on the next opportunity. They forget about deadlines and the supposed time something should take and just get stuck in and do it. This is what makes them remarkable and unstoppable. Successful people are drawn to other successful people and therefore they are surrounded with more opportunities. Doing more is a great opportunity to learn new skills, to meet different people and build new relationships to expand your knowledge. Going that extra mile in life is always filled with opportunities. Read any successful person’s story and the road they travelled will be far different from the average Joe Blog. They always do that extra thing that others won’t and that is why they get more opportunities because they create them. Dream big and opportunities just start turning up. Be curious if you really want to grow, learn to be as curious as a child and you will see the opportunities around you. Children know how to stop and wonder and to imagine, they ask lots of question and are always curious - never lose your curiosity. As Richard Branson says, “If someone offers you an amazing opportunity but you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” Don’t wait until you are looking back to see all the wonderful opportunities that life has given you. Opportunities are always there it is often just the self-doubt voice in your head that prevents you from seeing them. Napoleon Hill is quoted as saying, “In every adversity lies the seed of an equal or greater opportunity.” Be willing to do more, make that extra phone call, work late, start early. Instead of complaining about what needs to be done take some action. Be helpful to others with out being asked; offer to show them what you know. Be different than the majority of people. Doing more creates opportunities.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas EdisonBe inquisitive as there are opportunities everywhere that you might be missing out on by being stuck in your old ways and habits. You might think your life purpose is what your parents or someone else has told you,,,,but is it really? Maybe it’s time to get out of your old ways and habits and take a new look at life with fresh eyes. You’ll never know how little you know until you decide to learn more. Unstoppable people seek, search and question pushing the boundaries and challenge all they are told, never just accepting what is…that’s why they get more opportunities. See everything as an opportunity and seize the moment and you will live the most incredible, unstoppable life.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston ChurchillCall me for a FREE chat I would love to help you Find more opportunities. Find my contact details at: www.karenjscott.co.nz