“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”~Sir Francis Bacon~
A man seldom fails in life because he doesnt have the ability to succeed. Most often he fails because he uses too little of the power which lies dormant within him or he does not make use of his powers when the opportunity was ripe. Let us not permit the great sleeping forces within us to remain asleep. It is a catastrophe that the great opportunities of this world are sometimes not embraced by men and women of vision, insight and ambition.
It is also tragic to let talent go undeveloped-to live with unfulfilled ambitions, unrealized dreams, doors of opportunities that remain unopened, so long as the hinges are actually rusted. The great problem of life is not primarily of acquiring additional qualities; It is of realizing to the fullest extent the wealth of qualities with which we are already endowed.
We must be prepared to grab an opportunity, when we see one. For this we need a positive mental attitude. It means that we must be willing to support our positive thinking with a positive action. We should then continue to expect positive results. Remember thoughts are power, only when put into action.
For achieving success in any field whether personal or professional we must constantly be moving forward. The speed at which we move forward however is of minor importance. Of major importance is the direction in which we are travelling. We have to stay right on the main highway and not be led astray into detours and bye-lanes. A successful man once said “When I can run, I will run; When I can walk, I will walk; When I can only crawl, I will crawl; I will atleast always be moving forward.”
The human race is divided into two classes-
- Those who go ahead and do something, and
- Those who sit idle and enquire, out of idle curiosity that :- “Why wasn’t it done the other way?”
Success in life, be it in any task or field brings happiness and once reached must be won over and over again. Its not easy, but in the difficulty lies the opportunity, its rewards are great, but it belongs only to those brave and courageous souls, who care to have the faith in themselves. Who recognize and opportunity when it comes their way, grab it, make the most of it and continue to move forwards towards success. The winner says- It may be difficult, but its possible. The loser says- It may be possible, but its difficult. Now which category do we want to belong to? The Winner or The Loser?
One thing is certain, that if a person is willing to brave the hazards of the road, he will grow strong in the journey. Only the strong , courageous and the determined, find success in their journey. Such people dont explode into succcess; they GROW into it.
So, What kind of person are you? The go ahead and do something kind or the sit idle and enquire kind?
Do you remember of any opportunites Grabbed or Missed? How have these choices changed You?
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