All opportunities are not equal. Some are presented, others are created.
Some opportunities require more effort and work in some regard and others not so much.
Our capacity to do things that matter and change the world are often hindered by how we see opportunities to do so.
Many opportunities to change the world are missed because people expect them to appear how they imagined them.
Opportunities are also missed when we get so caught up in expecting them how other people got theirs.
We also miss opportunities by expecting or wanting them to be at our convenience. Not every opportunity worth your while is going to conveniently show up and fit perfectly into your schedule and resources.
Recognizing opportunities requires an open mind. Some opportunities are doors. Some huge and others small windows.
We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in opportunity and looks like work – Winston Churchill
Looking into how you’ve expected opportunities to appear or materialise will give you insight into whether you’ve been narrow minded or myopic about where they could arise.
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door ― Milton Berle [Click to Tweet]
Some miss opportunities because they are caught unprepared by them. With the change you want to make, always have a plan for that blue day. Only a stupid farmer expects rains but doesn’t prepare the ground and sow for it.
Your hope for opportunities to make things greater must always be supported by diligence in preparedness.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come – Abraham Lincoln [Click to Tweet]
Intentions and wishes alone are not going to change the world. Preparedness to create and maximize opportunities is necessary.
Hope for and prepare for opportunities to come however they will. Never be prescriptive about them. Create them where none are obvious and always be prepared for when they know on your door. Start. Dare.