Everyone wants success in life and be somewhere fulfilling. It’s a primary goal of the majority of us. However, there are times that we may feel “stuck” in our current standings and do not seem to move forward. Nobody wants stagnation, unless you are “stagnant” in the most appropriate, and highly favorable, place and situation. Everyone wants growth, a good growth. But one of life’s biggest ironies is how often people complain about their circumstances, yet rarely do anything about them. It’s not that they don’t have good intentions, or the desire for change isn’t great. It’s that change is scary and risky. Even when we’re unhappy with our current situation, we are familiar with it. For this reason, we often miss opportunities, even when they are staring us right in the face.
What we become in our lives is a matter of choice. If we chose to stay to where we currently are, that is, a least favorable situation, and constantly complain how bad and hard it is, then it is going to be really bad and hard unless we act and change it. No one desires to be living uncomfortably all his life so whatever good that comes, one must grab it immediately. It is already an opportunity.
Opportunity is one of the many ways to success. An old proverb once said “opportunity knocks only once.” However, there are plenty of opportunities around us; they come every day, but we fail to see them. Sometimes, they are hard to come across to. They do not just fall into our doorsteps and ask us to come pick them up. They surprise us, and it all lies in our will to take the risk and let that opportunity in. It lies on how prepared we are to answer that door, how to recognize these opportunities and not let them pass by. Opportunities are one of the reasons why successful people today have attained success. They took advantage of an opportunity, no matter how meager it is, which ultimately catapulted them to success. They see things differently. And it’s your ability to see small opportunities as an advantage where others see it as an obstacle. Cultivate this trait and it will greatly help you. Regardless of how the opportunity approaches you, it will. Everyone meets opportunities each day. You cannot afford to let these individual opportunities slip through your fingers. Unfortunately, most people fail to take advantage of even a small percentage of the opportunities available to them. In fact, most people never even see the opportunities that are right in front of them waiting to be found. As a result of not seeing the opportunities that are out there, you need to work harder. You have less security. The results you get for your efforts are less. While it’s true that the fear of uncertainty is always there, we should let this mystery fuel our pursuit of greatness. There is beauty and positivity in every opportunity; however, every chance to explore the unknown is different from the last or the next. Appreciate every shot, but without willingness to explore beyond your comfort zone, you’re restricting your potential. Never sell yourself short. Never settle. Have a strong will to take a risk and attain success. It is incredibly important that you have the ability to see opportunities where others are seeing obstacles – or just nothing at all. The challenge is to view every situation as an opportunity. Every situation. Your goal should be to make sure that no potential opportunity slips through your hands. When opportunity knocks on your door, always be willing to take a chance, because you never know how perfect something could turn out to be.
Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Yes, have an open, positive mind and you may be able to recognize the opportunities being presented in front of you. Immediately grab them. Seize your next opportunity, and see what doors open for you! Next time, when opportunity knocks, do not be afraid to take the risk. Open the door, let it in. And see how it will change your life for the better.

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