Recognizing Opportunities

“How do I recognize an opportunity?” This is a question often asked by many.

In the next set of articles, I will be touching on this and also look at types of opportunities.

Thomas Edison, who developed the electric light bulb, said “An opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Albert Einstein, the famous physicist who developed the theory of relativity, said “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

As Charles R. Swindoll, an American writer and clergyman said, “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

Unless an opportunity is expected or prepared for, a given one may not be recognized early, if at all. A person’s perception or outlook may therefore positively or negatively affect his or her ability to recognize a given opportunity or one in the making.

Take for instance, a person who sees financial gifts or support as the only means of making progress with their lives or on a specific project. An offer of work, whether paid or voluntary, will be spurned when in fact it could be providing the means to become self-sufficient or less dependent.

Another scenario is that of a skilled person who has been out of work for some time and is getting increasingly frustrated at the inability to find suitable employment. As earning a salary is the only perceived way of getting money, starting up on his or her own or with someone else does not cross the mind or seems inconceivable.

Another important note about opportunities is that they don’t always come as some great big door open for us. Some opportunities do not look very obvious as they come as windows of opportunity or slivers of opportunity.

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Excerpts from Rexford’s book,
“Creating Your Future – Keys to Recognizing, Preparing and Going for Opportunities”
– available in print and ebook formats.
Order TODAY at http://www.CreatingUrFuture.com

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