When Opportunity Knocks Open the Door
Do Not Let a Good Opportunity Pass You By
Many times people complain that their life did not turn out how they wanted it to. Yet when they had an opportunity to change things, they let that opportunity pass them by. They did very little to change their circumstances and let life happen to them. This does not mean that those same people did not try hard enough to do better; they just simply did not take an opportunity when it was presented to them. Change can be scary, even risky. But when you are not happy about your present situation, you need to understand that when opportunity knocks, open the door.
Do Not Let Fear Stop You from Changing
One of the main reasons people let opportunities pass them by is fear. Fear keeps the most earnest of people from making changes in their lives, even changes they desire. Do not let fear stop you from taking an opportunity when it is presented to you. Try something new. It is always a good idea to think around objectives, just do not think so much that you think yourself out of a good opportunity. Over-thinking can exacerbate fears and exhaust you. Instead focus on positive changes whether it is losing weight, getting a new job, or becoming romantically involved with someone else. When opportunity knocks open the door, let it in and take the proper steps to take full advantage of it.
Consider What You Have to Gain
When faced with fear of the unknown, consider what you have to gain when making positive changes. Whether things turn out exactly as you wanted them to or not, you still benefit from trying. You learn that you can handle the curveballs that life inevitably throws at you. It also gives you the opportunity to become more resilient so you can bounce back from a disappointment better. All of these experiences will increase your inner strength and make it easier to try new opportunities that are offered in the future.
Risk Is a Part of Life
No matter how you look at it, risk is a part of life. Every choice that is made has had some degree of risk in it although life-changing choices can hold a higher degree of risk. Just be careful that you do not overestimate risk, danger and failure verses underestimating the value of curiosity. It is always a good choice when you are making decisions about how you want to live your life. Do not let safety and fear govern what you are willing to accept. You may find that the next opportunity you take is full of growth, meaning and satisfaction.
Doug Dvorak attends conferences, events and meetings where he gives motivational speeches about life and business. He encourages clients to take risks with simple advice, when opportunity knocks open the door.