If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock Build a Door

If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock Build a Door

doorway-981803_640Have you ever felt like you were presented with a golden opportunity but weren’t able to take advantage of it? I think that it’s safe to say that most everyone has been put in this type of situation at some point in their life. While in the moment of losing that opportunity it’s really easy to think that you missed your “one chance.” However, by feeling the effects of that loss you can draw strength to make sure that you are prepared the next time opportunity presents itself.

You might be asking yourself, “what if opportunity doesn’t knock again”. If that’s the case and if opportunity doesn’t knock build a door!

“If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door” – Milton Berle

What a brilliant metaphor to describe taking control of a situation. Quite often people wait for the next opportunity to come along while failing to realize that they already have the necessary skills to build a door, or create their own opportunity. Despite missed opportunities, it’s still in your control to make a change for the better. So what are you doing to help prepare yourself for that next opportunity? Are you ready to build your own door if opportunity doesn’t knock?

Clear understanding of Goals and Expectations

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else” – Yogi Berra

It starts by making sure that you have a clear understanding of your goals and expectations. Regardless of whether you are trying to take advantage of the next opportunity or in need of creating your own opportunity, it will never happen if you don’t know what you want. Remember too, that growth and progress take time and consistent effort. You can’t expect to make your own opportunity without putting in the work. “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.” – Anthony Robbins

Enjoy the Journey

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson

As you continue to work toward your goals, remember to remain grateful for what you already have. Anger or resentment over missed opportunities can distort the current state of your situation. It can also hurt your ability to take that all important first step towards making your own door. It’s also important to stay flexible in your approach. If you see that you are no longer making progress, it may be time to change the way that you are doing things. Perhaps your goals and expectations are no longer aligned with your actions. Make sure that sufficient time is being spent on what is most important for you.

Stay CommittedIf Opportunity Doesn't Knock

“There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” – Tony Robbins

We all have our good days and our bad days but that should never cause us to stop doing the things that matter most to us. We live in a world of instant gratification. If we don’t see an immediate change we tend give up quickly. Pursuing a new goal or creating a new opportunity for yourself is going to take time. The great thing about this is that it is all in your hands. If you remain committed, there is always a way! Remember that if opportunity doesn’t knock build a door!

 

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