They say “Opportunity knocks”, but sometimes we think it always knocks on other people’s doors and not ours. We look out the window, like an anxious parent waiting for their child to get home, vigilantly looking for opportunity to knock.
But sometimes we have to go looking for it! That might not seem fair, but how many people do you know who play the “waiting game”? They will still be waiting 10, 20, 30 years from now for opportunity. I played that game. Waiting and hoping for a break to come my way. I was working the same job for a number of years, hoping to get that promotion. It never game. Welcome to the “glass ceiling” folks!
Why do we wait for others to give us a break? Why do we let others control our destiny? Maybe it is because we are given the illusion (or lie) that if we work hard, then we will be recognised by the “powers that be”. And they will approach us and give us that long sought after promotion.
We go to work every day, do the same thing, and yet we have the same result. How often have we repeatedly done the same thing over and over again, hoping that “this time” it will work. This time I will get that elusive “big break”. Guess what? It hasn’t worked! If it had you would of stopped doing what you were doing!! You may all of heard the definition of stupidity:
Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result each time.
I am not putting down persistence, or hard work. For these are necessary qualities to get anywhere you want in life. What I want you to realise is that, if what you are doing hasn’t got you to where you want to be, then it’s time to change something. What is it that you may be doing wrong? What is it that you may be “missing”? Find out and FIX IT!
Opportunity may come fortuitously knocking on your door. If so, open up the door and let it in! If opportunity refuses to knock at your door. Track it down and knock on IT’s door! If it refuses to open the door, then kick the door down!
Life can go by pretty fast. Next thing you know, you are looking back at what could of been. Instead of looking at the “what-could-have-beens”, let your life reflect the “what-is-you-have-made-of it.”
Go out. Have fun. Track down opportunity, kick it’s door down and see where you end up! Have a great time!