O.k.... recap -
We've talked about the fact that "Opportunity IS Knocking".
Then, we discussed the need to "SEE the Opportunity".
And, in our last podcast and blog we emphasized the need to "SEIZE the Opportunity".
Now, finally, we also want to discuss another step that is absolutely necessary in this process:
"WORK the Opportunity!"
Remember what Thomas Edison said about opportunity being overlooked because it comes dressed in overalls and appears as work?
We live in a society that seems to live by the idea of not having to do ANY work for ANY reason! This goes back to that idea I expressed in some of the past few blog entries about people waiting for opportunity to just climb up in their lap and drop all of the benefits of that opportunity right there in their lap!
It just doesn't happen that way! It WILL take work!
My goodness - just think about this -- even just getting up out of that easy chair to go answer the door when opportunity knocks! GET UP OUT OF THAT CHAIR!
People whine and complain about wanting jobs but then turn down jobs that come their way. Again, OPEN YOUR MIND and SEE the opportunity and then SEIZE that opportunity.
Once seized - WORK it and make it work for you!
We all must get past the "lottery mindset". You know what I mean, right? The idea that we can go in and lay down a few bucks, scratch off a few numbers and walk away rich. That rarely happens! And, again - that's just not reality!
This goes back to some of my earliest podcasts when I asked, "What Are YOUR Dreams Worth?" with the idea of putting effort into and behind our dreams and goals.
I remember when I was in college that our school's business team had a phrase that they would use - T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L. - and it was pronounced something like, "tan staffel". What did this acrostic stand for? "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch" - and that is true, is it not?
Only YOU can take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. No one else can do it for you. It's YOUR choice!
What will you do with it? Will you see it? Will you seize it? And once seized, will you work it?
The choice is yours.
And, as always...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"