“Every day you have the opportunity to learn and experience
some-thing and some-one new. Seize the opportunity.
Learn and experience everything you can,
and use it to change the world.”
I became cognizant of how all my fears, faulty perceptions, adopted beliefs and mindsets had inadvertently become the controlling force that steered my life. I hide behind my belief in God, and my fictitious idea that my faith without any action on my part; would magically produce opportunities for me.
I ceased waiting on the knock from opportunity, and proceeded forward towards writing my own opportunities for the future.
In my personal experiences, opportunities aren’t always adorned optimistically. In many cases the episodes often referred to as ”The Storms of Life” are often the most painful for us to endure. In fact, they are usually the most invaluable lessons learned.
A Few of the Lessons Learned Were:
- Allow life’s difficult lessons and experiences to be the inspiration that strengthens one’s personal relationship with the Source of Life (God or Higher Being); while also using each lesson the occurrence loaned, as encouragement to be more conscious minded of our personal growth.
- Approach these types of opportunities with one’s eyes and heart wide open. Learn to see each painful occurrence (and those involved or affected) with eyes of forgiveness.
- Stay mindful about how the chain of events are being played in one’s thoughts, as well as through one’s words. Leap in the direction of one’s healing by letting go of any residue that’s been left over. The quicker it’s release, the quicker the experience becomes a tool of wisdom.
“The right opportunity, whether positive or not, can become a moment of purpose that redefines you”
This journey required me to obtain individualistic qualities that were used loosely in the past,which therefore I had to learn and reteach to myself – they were commitment, perseverance, and focus.
So I started where any person who desires to heal the lives of others with their story would begin. I set out to sharpen and know myself. I continue to use many tools to better myself, such as various books (mostly dealing with spirituality, principles, and values), websites dealing with growth and self- transformations, and also by building and rebuilding solid associations and connections.
Before I knew it, Releasing Me Today was born, an eBook written, another book outlined and beginning to take its form, and the fears and self-limiting outlook on life was becoming less intimidating for me to face, leaving me a lot more confident about owning Self.
I believe my redefining moment happened when I stopped futilely waiting for an opportunity to appear out of thin air. I realized how enervated I was by actively pushing feeble attempts to hide behind the numerous false identities, which I created to protect myself from the chaos I was living in on the inside.
The key to our freedom and happiness is ours to possess. The moment we stop giving that key to anything or anyone who does not reciprocate each other’s ongoing celebrations in life, we will begin seeing accumulations of opportunities we’ve been overlooking in the past.
Let’s take a further look at the explanation given for opportunity, which might offer us clarity on this topic.
What Does Opportunity Really Mean Anyway?
The Free Dictionary defines opportunity as being, “A favorable or advantageous circumstance, or combination of circumstances.” It also states it’s, “A chance for progress or advancement.”
After reading its meaning, don’t you owe yourself an opportunity?
Seize the Day of Opportunity
By reflecting on what you’ve read here today; I would like to challenge you to start making a daily affirmation of what each new day will mean for you.
Opportunities are everywhere and they are in everything. They present themselves whenever we openly welcome anything, or anyone new into our lives.
Let us propound the following thoughts about this broad topic of opportunity.
In our day-to-day shuffle, the chances of us encountering a slew of new ideas, lessons learned, experiences, and people are inevitable. Each, will potentially offer us new wisdom and understandings.
Once we begin improving ourselves, we will undoubtedly set in motion a series of events that favorably and consistently offers a positive progression of growth within others (within our circles) as well as in ourselves.
Daily the windows of opportunities are unleashed and wide open unto us. We need only to pay attention to what our lives are encouraging us to enhance and/or improve.
Your moment is now. If you aren’t already, at anytime, you can consciously decide that today is the beginning of a new awakening.
You do not have to wait for opportunity to find your location to render you with that long awaited knock. You only need to “knock on the door leading to your destiny” and seize each opportunity that the day presents. Now, go get what’s yours!
“What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live / with your self-respect alive and growing.”
Please take the opportunity to leave me your insights, thoughts, and any lingering questions you might have below. Your contributions are inspiring, empowering, and encouraging others. Seize the moment in the comments section below.