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Excerpt from: my book series
Seen in a meme:
“When life shuts a door… Open it again. It’s a door. That’s how they work.”
Yes, doors may work that way, but opportunities don’t.
But that doesn’t mean other opportunities don’t exist.
The key to maximizing one’s potential to meet opportunities is to not passively wait for opportunities to land on one’s lap, and instead, continually be on the lookout for new ones.
And if no opportunities appear to exist, take steps to facilitate their existence. Learn new skills, hone existing ones, and try to view the world from a different angle.
Often, a change of perspective is enough to draw one’s attention to opportunities that were cleverly disguised as something else.
Don’t close yourself off to potential opportunities simply because you don’t see them from your current level of awareness.
Keeping an open mind and believing that opportunities exist — despite one’s ability to immediately see them — is often enough to keep them from going unnoticed.
Those who don’t look for opportunities will have to settle for the rare few that land on their lap.