Opportunity will never convince you of it's value

The thing about opportunities is that it will never wait, and it will not convince any one of its value. Opportunity knows already its own value. And it has a finite window of time. If you don’t take advantage of it when it presents itself, if you doubt its value, or your ability to take full advantage of it, it will simply pass. And having to live with the memory of not jumping on the train, is part of life. Regretting it is an utter waste of time and energy, because we miss opportunities all the time throughout our life. The majority of them being ones we didn’t even see or know about.

The question for oneself in the end, is what kind of opportunities one wants. What do you want to do? What kind of projects do you want to work on? What kind of people do you want to surround yourself with? Where do you want to travel? Live? Work? It all comes down to opportunities, a new door that opens. You have to first of all know that the door exists, if you want to go through it. Then you have to know what is required for someone to walk through that door, what awaits on the other side. You have to become the kind of person that takes advantage of those opportunities. And you have to be willing to fail in the process, you have to be willing to such at it, because we all do in the beginning. But that’s how we learn. Through messing up. Through doing the wrong thing first. Learning from that, and trying again.

In the end, it all comes down to mindset. If you are pessimistic and self-deprecating, lacking confidence in yourself and your abilities, and you see only obstacles in your way for being just that, obstacles, and not opportunities, then you will never change. You will never see the opportunity as just that, an opportunity. You’ll only find reasons why it’s not possible. You will always give yourself an excuse for why you can’t do it. Instead of asking yourself, “How CAN I do it?”, “How could I make this work?”, “Is there another way to do this?”, “Could I provide this kind of service instead?”, “Could I take this other job in order to get the experience I need for the first job?“.

It’s up to you to see the value in opportunities, to even see them at all. If you keep up the pessimistic view of the world, and of yourself, always pointing the finger on someone or something else, instead of yourself, you will never learn and you will never grow. You will stay stagnant and keep getting the disappointing results you have always gotten. Because you won’t take responsibility for your own situation.