Is it only me or have you given serious thought to how to find opportunities? Do not be mistaken, opportunities are the game-changer. Opportunities are the groundbreaker to success. If you truly want to be successful, you have to be able to find and take advantage of all the opportunities around you.
I know you know that opportunities are very important for every successful person.
The real question here is how to find opportunities? We have heard different things from various people on the topic of finding opportunities but I would like to give my two cents on how to find opportunities.
What is an opportunity?
There are so many definitions of an opportunity. Some people would like to define an opportunity as simply luck. However, entrepreneur.com states that “opportunity is a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something”.
How to find opportunities
Find the will
The first step to making any real progress in life is to find the will to do so. You cannot want to find opportunities and not find the will to actually get to find them. It is shortchanging yourself for you to keep dreaming about an opportunity and not find the will to actually look for it. You need to find the will to do everything to find opportunities. When you have the will to find opportunities, you begin to see the opportunities in everything.
I am firm believer of the saying; when there is will, there is way.
The truth to finding opportunities is to get informed. There is a sense in the nonsense they say. If you have reservations about how important information can be to success, read here. The truth is that what you do not know, you don’t know. You will be amazed at how much information is available if only you were looking. Sometimes I agree that having the information might not be all or enough but it is a place to start.
The truth is that opportunities are there to test your ability to take risks. The threshold level for risk determines how well you would find opportunities. Opportunities do not always look like a good ones sometimes it is risky to take the step to find opportunities. In all honesty, the kind of opportunities that changes the narrative of your life is never where you think it is. It only requires that you take the risk to actually find it.
You have to be able to risk it all to be able to find opportunities. Some opportunities require that you spend money to harness them. You have to be able to risk all you have to get it.
Imagine a scholarship opportunity that requires you to pay some amount to apply. Considering that you do not have so much, it is a risk to actually put all the money you have into what you are not even sure about.
The God factor
I do not know if you believe in God or not but I do. It makes me feel better to know that there is someone that controls the things I can’t control and I have the access to talk to him about the things cannot control. There are some times that the only thing you can do is to pray that you see opportunities in the face of challenges.
Those who see opportunities even when they are not looking can only do that because of the grace of God. Some opportunities only take God to find even though the opportunities are staring at you for so long that you no longer see them for what it is.
When preparation meets opportunity, it looks like luck but you know what it is.
Why you don’t find opportunities?
You would wonder why after using every trick in the book you still find it difficult to find opportunities. Yes, you have been armed with everything you need on how to find opportunities. Nevertheless, you might still find it hard to find opportunities and that is probably because of the following reasons:
You are alone
Have you realised that you can only go as far as your strength can carry you? You need the strength of others to find opportunities. It is very important for you to connect with people of like minds or people that have gone farther than you in areas you are trying to find opportunities.
You are not harnessing your network
In your quest to find opportunities you need to tell everyone who cares to listen. you have to make good use of everybody around you. Tell everyone and anyone who cares to listen about your quest to find opportunities. you would be amazed at how much they can actually help you.
In conclusion, we know how hard and frustrating it is to find opportunities. In your quest to find worthy opportunities for yourself, make sure you always bring the best version of yourself.
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