I particularly love Melton Berle for his famous quote (the topic). I fell in love with it the first time I heard it.
Opportunity is something that we all want to have in excess.
But what do you do when it seems like the opportunities aren’t coming your way?
Did you do anything wrong? Did you make a mistake?
No no no.
It’s simply because you haven’t built a door for opportunities to knock on.
How can I build a door?
Good question. It’s a process and I will explain it to you very carefully.
I am going to use the illustration of a carpenter.
When a carpenter wants to build a door, he follows a process.
1. He draws out the framework of the door.💐
So the first thing you do is, picture your definition of success. Picture and imagine yourself in the completed phase of success and achievement.
2. He finds a suitable wood to work on. 💐
Find out your passion and talent that you can work on towards your success and achievement. Choose something in you that it’s suitable for you to achieve the picture of your achievements and success that you’ve imagined.
3. He picks the right tools and starts constructing the door. 💐
In this case, the tools you need to build your door for opportunities is Hardwork, Determination, consistency, focus, patience, perseverance, right attitude, gratitude. Your hammer must be hardwork, your nails must be consistency, your measuring tape must be focus. Your cutting machine must be patience. Just like the carpenter has the hammer, nails, etc. You must also have determination, focus, etc, as tools to build your own door also.
4. After working on the door, he completes it and fixes it at the right location. 💐
After you’ve used your tools (patience, hard work, determination, etc) to build your door, you must now fix it at the right place. You can’t put your door at the place for a window. No one knocks on a window. You must put your door where it will receive knocks from people.
After you’ve completed your door, it appears at the front of your passion and talents. So when people see you, they see opportunities. Opportunities will begin to locate you because you have built a door that it can use to get in touch in you.
Opportunities comes in different forms.
It can be through people, it can be by just being in the right location, it can be by just uttering a word, it can be anyhow.
So if you would follow the above process, you can build a door for opportunities to locate you in whatever you do.
The most important thing is, you must first know what type of opportunities that you are seeking. And how you can work towards making it possible.
If Forbes magazine wants to publish your article on their website, you must have been writing many articles and must have gained trusted followers, before the opportunity of Forbes considering you will knock on your door.
If you want Ted X opportunities to knock on your door, then you must be doing things that will attract Ted X to you or make them consider you.
Before opportunities can knock on your door, you have to do things that will attract them.
And to do that, you must be constantly working on your dreams. Make your dreams a reality. This is a short reminder that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
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