Updated: Nov 1, 2019
Once you truly understand that opportunities are in front of you every day, you can take the next step towards recognizing it. Many people known for their great successes had commitment to act on the opportunity they saw. Commitment takes self-discipline, the will to follow through—to act on something, to take initiative, and complete the task. Add character to that which you develop, often in your sub-conscience. It is a state of mind, an automatic reaction to any situation. All of this can be learned. You can train yourself, especially with your Self-Talk, which all of us do.
Nobody said this was easy. Anyone who thinks they are owed something, feels sorry for themselves, only thinks negative thoughts, or blames others for everything is blinded and cannot see. All of us, even those who might be currently blinded by self-pity or a tragic life situation, can teach ourselves to look for the opportunity that might be hiding in our loss. Only you can make the choice to do something in your life that increases your ability to see, then act on opportunity. Millions have done it, opportunity does not discriminate, we are all equal in our ability to see it.
You can take the next step, read, learn, and practice positive Self-Talk. Take that small step to understanding that there truly is opportunity in front of you. Always follow through, do more than is expected of you. Open your eyes and look around you, always ask why things are what they are. You can change, you must consciously act and take the steps needed. Is it easy? No, most everything of value rarely is. Accept the challenge and take that step. Every day, think of how you want to feel at the end of that day. Did you accomplish something? Did you take a step towards improving your life, or others’ lives? Here is a short quote to ponder:
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” – Zig Ziglar