“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”
— Margaret Mead
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
— Francis Bacon
“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.”
I think for most people, that last quote is the big wakeup call. If you just wait around for things to show up, nothing will happen. Because all you’re creating is more opportunity to wait. Think about this quote, and if you have questions, please ask.