Create Your Own Opportunities
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Sia Opportunity is a song from the soundtrack of the 2014 remake of “Annie”.
Beautiful melody and lyrics. This song sang by this little girl is so touching! Like the lyrics that goes along with my theme.
And this opportunity is standing right in front of me.
My big opportunity Yeah, I won’t waste it I guarantee.
When you focus on problems you’ll have more problems, when you focus on possibilities you will have more opportunities
What the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve – Napoleon Hill.
If you call it an opportunity instead of buckling under the load of the words crisis or tragedy or disaster, then you can start taking advantage of what has happened.
Always be on the lookout for that spark of opportunity that could change your life or someone close to you forever.
Jack Ma – Stop Complaining And You Can Find Opportunities
Jack Ma said that he had met many top business leaders and they are always optimistic, persistent and positive. If you must whine, turn it your advantage. Complaints can be opportunities in disguise. Ma said Alibaba was founded to tackle the complaint that Chinese exporters lacked global sales channels.
Here are three ways to recognize an opportunity.
It Might Not Be Perfect
One of the earmarks of a good opportunity is that it doesn’t sound too good to be true. A true opportunity that has great potential isn’t going to be perfect when you encounter it. You’re going to have to do the work to make it into a successful venture. However, one thing that should have is potential. If you can see it becoming a great idea in the future than it might just be the opportunity that you been looking for but just be sure that just because an idea is imperfect that you don’t discard it completely.
It Is Built on Previous Failures
The best ideas are the ones that have evolved over time because they have been honed through past failures. If an idea has been through the furnace of discovery, there is a much greater chance of it working when you decide to implement it. In other words, you might want to give an idea time to fail a few times before you decide to run with it yourself, because otherwise, you’ll be making all of those mistakes yourself and that won’t result in the grand opportunity the you’re envisioning.
It Might Not Be What It Was Intended to Be Used for Originally
Some of the best ideas that have ever been thought of were completely different takes on what a product or service was originally intended for. The idea might’ve been a failure as it was intended but it sparked an entire new thought process and brand-new applications. These accidental inventions ended up being something completely different because someone had the ability to see past the original application. For example, both the slinky and silly putty toys were intended for industrial application. However, they failed as intended and instead became some of the most popular toys ever invented.
3 steps to turn Failures to Opportunities
Step 1 : Get rid of all negative emotions and learn from the feedback.
Step 2 : Go into a fresh start mindset more intelligently.
Step 3 : Take different views of the situation and look for opportunities.
Identifying Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
Find out is there is a way of you could create your own opportunities by taking advantage of your strength and eliminating the weakness.
Be Grateful for Your Opportunities
Be thankful for the opportunities that you have. If you live in a developed country, think of all the people around the world who don’t have the opportunities that you have. Think of people who not only don’t have access to the Internet and the ability to start their own business online, but they don’t even have access to clean water or electricity. The opportunity to build a business and achieve that much success is nothing to be scoffed at. If you have that opportunity, you are a very lucky person and you should be grateful for it.