“Don't expect extraordinary opportunities. Take advantage of normal opportunities and turn them into great opportunities. Weak people wait for great opportunities, strong ones build them, ”once said Orison Swett Marden, an American writer of personal growth books who lived in the late XNUMXth century. Little has changed since then, at least with respect to human concerns. Often we wait to be ready
, we don't dare to take the first step until we are 100% sure. But the truth is, we will never be ready because there will always be tons of details that can get out of hand - we will never be 100% ready to take an exam. But we can still study more, review the lessons and deepen the readings. Similarly, we are not even prepared to face an ambitious project 100%, but we can ask for professional opinions, sign up for a course and carefully evaluate the market. At the same time, we cannot be 100% sure that a relationship will work, all we can do is try to give the best of ourselves.The truth is that we will never be sufficiently prepared to jump on the bandwagon of opportunity, but if we don't, this will pass us by and we will lose it. So, sooner or later, we will regret having had so many doubts and not having dared.
The important thing is to take the first step
André Gile said: “A man cannot discover new oceans if he does not dare to lose sight of the shore”. In fact, many people spend their whole life on the shore looking at the sea, they don't dare to embark and pursue their dream. As a result, they die a little each day. No doubt, taking the first step takes courage. But it just depends on us. The idea that there is a "right moment"
it's often just a lie we tell ourselves not to accept that we're afraid of failing and terrified of getting out of our comfort zone, because we don't know what we're going to encounter. Sometimes we don't take the opportunity simply because we feel overwhelmed. The prospect of the path ahead of us discourages us. This is why it is very important to simply take the first step. Once you have started, if you have dared to leave your comfort zone, even if you only step out of a few centimeters, you will notice that everything is much easier.
Not being prepared is actually good
We have the feeling that not being prepared is a bad thing. Doubts, uncertainty and fear mix together creating a feeling from which we would like to free ourselves because it does not make us feel comfortable. But the truth is, not being ready can have a bright side. In fact, this feeling forces us to be more careful, allows us to glimpse the dangers that await us and, if necessary, change direction. Conversely, when we feel confident and secure we tend to let our guard down and often don't see the low blows coming.Not being prepared isn't necessarily a bad thing, it depends on what we mean to it and how we deal with those feelings. Anxiety, for example, generates a constant state of excitement that is difficult to manage, but it also sharpens the senses and prepares us for action. So we can decide whether we will allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by these feelings, or if, on the contrary, we will use them to our advantage.
The state of mind that will help you seize opportunities
Often we are so engrossed in our problems that we don't even realize that opportunities are passing by. It is as if we are in the train station, busy talking on the phone while the train passes by.Obviously, we are not trying to take any train, but only the train that goes in the right direction, the direction we need and want to give. to our life. So if we really want to take opportunities, even the smallest ones, we need to know where we want to go, we have to determine our path. Determine what you want to do with your life, where you want to go. And stay tuned, open up to the world. Opportunities will come, you just need to take advantage of them.