Are you someone who looks opportunity straight in the eye before grabbing it with both hands? Or are you more the type of person who doesn’t even notice the opportunities that are all around you every day? Are you the sort of person who spends each day saying “this is hard”, “that’s not fair”, “if only…if only”? If this sounds like you, then the chances are that you’re missing out on a whole lot of great opportunities in life.
Managing opportunities in life starts from within
In order to even see opportunities, you need to be in the right frame of mind – an open frame of mind. Life presents a constant flow of great opportunities and if you can see them and be open-minded enough to seize them, your life will take on a whole new meaning.
The thing about opportunity is that it doesn’t come into your life neatly packaged with instructions attached about how to enjoy it to the max. In fact, and in reality, opportunity often comes along disguised as an obstacle or a threat. This is why many of us don’t recognise how richly filled with opportunities our lives actually are.
If you’re serious about personal development, it’s essential that you turn on your opportunity spotting device fully in order to achieve all you can achieve. And in this Motivating Words article, we’ll share 3 simple tactics you can use to help you when it comes to recognising, embracing and managing opportunities in life:
1. Know what you want
Seizing any opportunity requires motivation. You need to know what your desired outcome is. Opportunity is only part luck. The majority of opportunities are there for the taking, but you need to want to take them and open your eyes to seeing them. Setting your goals and knowing what you want is an essential part of your personal development and success. Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins is a book that helps to move readers from feeling unfulfilled to remodelling themselves to be whatever they want to be. If you’re serious about managing great opportunities in life, it’s well worth a read.
2. Live in the here and now
When taking a journey of self-development, it’s all too tempting to focus solely on your future goal and lose touch with what’s happening here and now. If you’re someone who focuses on the cloud rather than the silver lining, or someone who sees the closed doors rather than the ones that are ajar, it could be that you’ve lost the ability to live in the here and now and embrace the opportunities that are all around you. Looking back at your successes and celebrating them will help you become more open to the fact that you have the opportunity all around you right now. Boost yourself, stay upbeat and you’ll be rewarded with optimism and belief.
Gratitude is trending right now and for great reason. However, it’s a sad reflection of the society we live in that we need to be reminded to be grateful. That said, the whole gratitude movement has a great following – and for good reason. When you learn to look for the good in your life and be grateful for that good, you make a major shift towards managing opportunities in life to the max. If you learn to give thanks for the things that are going to plan in your life, your mindset will change and you will start to see the opportunities that are around you with different, more accessible eyes. When you’re grateful, you’re a whole lot more equipped to seize the moment and live life to the max.