Being in the present is more than paying attention to the people around us in our lives. It applies to opportunities and challenges we face on the path to success. Many of these opportunities come once in a life time and the challenges we face are unique opportunities that may open the door to a new realm of possibility. By procrastinating and waiting for that perfect moment, we’ll miss it entirely and not even know it. And when things don’t work out, it’s because we waited too long.
There’s no reason for us not to begin pursuing our dreams, goals, and passions today. Everything that life can and will throw us is an opportunity, no matter how small it seems. Each moment can build to the next. By continually taking on each challenge daily, weekly, monthly, and annually, we ensure our path on never-ending self-improvement.
We hear it all the time: the timing just wasn’t right. If that’s so, I follow-up with: Well, what or when is the right time? If we get into this habit (or are already there), we’re just finding ways to justify our inactions. By delaying what we can do today until tomorrow, not only do we limit the opportunity we have here and now, but also eliminate or restrict future opportunities. Remember, we reap what we sow and by sowing actions toward our goals today, we reap the benefits down the road.
Sometimes opportunities are not obvious and require some digging and effort to find. Often times, we can create opportunities because we pushed that extra bit. These self-created opportunities are especially important because not only do we benefit and grow as an individuals, but we help lift those around us. Creating opportunities for others is to applauded; and it comes with a lot of responsibility. The mutual relationship that comes from a created opportunity can be very challenging and rewarding. they’re difficult because of the potential of interdependence. We cannot succeed without another’s help and vice versa. It’s also an opportunity to create a relationship. But by seizing the opportunity today, we can turn it into a great moment and opportunity for tomorrow!
Herb Brooks once said “Great moments are born from great opportunity.” Our lives are great opportunities, it’s our responsibility to make them full of great moments.
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