For those that are looking for major life changes, there is nothing worse than a lost opportunity. It’s so easy to think back on chances that you could have taken that would have made a big difference in your life, whether it is personal (the person that you could have asked on a date but didn’t) to the professional (the raise or job you were offered but decided not to take, etc.).
For those that feel that they are stuck in life, it’s not uncommon to be waiting for the next opportunity, trying to make sure that you do not miss out. But the truth is that we do not always know what these opportunities are, and we certainly don’t know if taking them or not taking them means that we are missing out.
Don’t Wait for Opportunities to Miss – Create Them
The problem with trying to avoid missing opportunities is that, in most cases, you do not know that it’s an opportunity until you’ve already missed it. Very few people ever skip out on an opportunity without good reason. They either do not realize it is an opportunity, or they have reasons to believe it is not the best choice for them.
You’re always going to miss opportunities if you wait for opportunities to occur. But you’ll never miss opportunities if you create them for yourself.
It may be time to change your mindset. Instead of waiting for opportunities, you should teach yourself to create them. You can do this by:
- Taking Action – Has it always been your dream to become a professional artist, or to be someone who has conquered some of the world’s most difficult hikes? What’s stopping you from doing it right now? Taking action creates opportunities that would otherwise not be available, and means that they are never missed.
- Connect with People – People are the greatest givers of opportunities. Connect often with people, whether it’s professionally at networking events or personally with your friendships and acquaintances. Connecting with others will open up more chances to achieve your personal or professional goals.
- Prioritize Self-Improvement – When you are your “best self,” you are creating opportunities for you to succeed and grow. That personal growth brings about even more chances for you to achieve goals and reach opportunities in the future, because you’ll be in the best place you can be for taking advantage of those chances.
You can also create opportunities simply by doing “more.” Take more chances and see what opens up for you. From the small to the large, the more that you’re doing to improve your life, the more opportunities will become available for you to take advantage of.
Don’t Wait for Change – Create It
The secret truth behind missed opportunities is that rarely do we know that these opportunities are worth taking until after we’ve missed them, and opportunities that we wait for do not come around very often.
But if we are the ones creating these opportunities for ourselves through hard work, goal setting, and more, then not only will you create more opportunities for yourself – you’ll also be more willing to take them, because you are the one that made that opportunity and that opportunity represents a goal of yours that you wanted to achieve.
Never wait to miss an opportunity. Create an opportunity for yourself that you can embrace. If you’d like help creating these opportunities, please call me today at 1-800-937-2029.