STOP WAITING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY. Create it.
We’ve heard it a million times: “if you dream it, you can do it.” Even though those feel good words fill you with hope and sunshine they aren’t exactly realistic. Make no mistake that there is a difference between those who have a dream and sit on the couch waiting for the opportunity to fall straight into their lap and those who go out and hustle until that opportunity is theirs.
Bottom line: if you want something you have the power to create it. Stop waiting for it. Your dreams are not going to knock on your front door asking if they can come in. More so, you need to go knocking on each and every last door until you come face to face with your most favorable opportunity. And in between all those knock you will be working that cute little butt of yours right off. Long nights, early mornings, and skipping out on social functions will all come with the territory. So how exactly does one create opportunity? Well my friend, let me tell you …
THE 4 WAYS TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY RATHER THAN WAIT FOR IT:
If you are serious about creating opportunity for yourself, the first step is to evaluate your current situation. Are you feeling wishy-washy about your goal or do you have your eyes locked in on the prize? Are your emotions under control or are you doubts creeping in? What tools do you, realistically, need to reach to turn this opportunity into an attainable plan? Once you have taken inventory of your mindset and surroundings – get ready to move forward.
Set a specific goal that you are able to measure with a given timeline. The more detailed and relevant your goals are – the more likely they will be checked off your list. If you know what you WANT then make the necessary changes and or arrangements to get yourself to the finish line. Be prepared to shift time and energy towards achieving your goal and don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way.
We live in a world that revolves around INSTANT gratification. We want it and we want it now. The problem is, we want “it” without the blood, sweat and tears that come hand in hand. Which means that the majority of people fall short of creating opportunities purely because it “took too long” to achieve or because it was “ugh, too hard.” Are you the type of person that can stare at themselves in the mirror at the end of the day knowing that you could have given more? If you answered no, you’re halfway there. For better or worse, commit to your given goal. During the successful days, work hard. On the days where every door is slammed in your face, work harder. Committing to creating an opportunity will set you apart from those who couldn’t roll up their sleeves and put in the work.
There are two ways to look at it: you hustle your heart out to achieve your goals and create opportunity or you will be working for someone who does. The decision is yours. My suggestion? If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. Whether it takes you 2 months or 2 years – get there.