Oct 27 2012

Opportunities Abound, but They Don’t Come With a Flashing Neon Sign

Category: MotivationJosh Hinds @ 4:23 am

Opportunities abound, but in order to see more of them appear in our daily lives we must first be willing to accept this to be the case. Further, we must be willing to go after those opportunities with all we have.

Make no mistake, they’re called “opportunities”, and not guarantees for a reason.

That said, while it will require effort, and persistence on your part to succeed, take heart, for if it were not so, success would be far more common, and as a result, most likely, far less valued.

Give what I just said some serious thought my friend. Read it again if need be. Really let it sink in.

Got it? Terrific, now read on…

Friend, from this moment on, commit to yourself, that to the best of your ability, in all you do you will give your best, fully knowing that someone, often those who hold the keys to greater opportunities are taking notice of how you handle the seemingly “small things” which life asks of you. Even when we think no one is paying attention, there’s always someone that notices. Always.

If we can give our dead-level best to even the “small” things, then inevitably we will have the opportunity to show how we can handle the bigger challenges, which by the way bring with them far greater payoffs & rewards for delivering solutions.

Consider the following example. Let’s say you want to teach someone to drive a vehicle. Furthermore, let’s say you have two vehicles yourself, an older one, which drives fine, but has some age on it. And another, a new sports car. It’s your pride and joy. Which vehicle are you going to take the first time driver out in? That’s a no-brainer. The older of the two vehicles. Then, if you’re feeling generous, after they’ve got driving all figured out you may let them drive your new sports car.

The same is true with life’s opportunities, the ones which yield the bigger payoffs. We can’t expect to just start off — without someone entrusting us with the “keys to the kingdom” when we are just beginning. They have to get to know us, we have to prove to them, through our actions that we’re capable of accomplishing whatever they ask of us. As we do, we build trust, and build a track record that we can in fact accomplish whatever we are tasked with.

It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG!
Josh Hinds

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