Great opportunities come your way as great problems



The angst over growth and stagnation in one’s career is everybody’s business; and no one can claim to be free of this. But growth here does not mean necessarily growth in one’s professional career; it also means one’s “growth” as a human being, in being kind, compassionate and helpful. In fact, this growth is a bigger growth than one’s success in one’s professional growth.

All of us want to grow but not all of us put ourselves in the right context and the necessary environment to push ourselves ahead. That could be because of two reasons: Sheer lack of awareness about the possibilities; or for being simply lazy with go-easy habits.

Staying alert to grab the next chance and prepare yourself and be fit to be fit in the ‘next slot’ can get you the prized positioning chance in your life.

Lee Iacocca said,” We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” It is here that one has to see beyond the problem and hunt out a great opportunity.

Opportunities have to be created; you have to prepare yourself in a way that you are fit for a higher position and no one feels at ease to keep you away from fulfilling your wishes. Remember the saying, God himself will ask you about your requirement if you position yourself to the heights of your dream.

One has to ask every morning before beginning the day’s work, “Am I focused on the right thing, and is it in tune with the possibilities in the near future? “This is called creating conditions and opportunities that could favour you in the future, if not immediately. Having done that, one has to be a good strategist in this greatly competitive world. Strategy here means finding out the factor will make the difference to succeed in competition with the rest of the world.

Planning meticulously and executing your project to your best satisfaction is the way to go about your strategy to success. And all difficulties that invariably come in your way while executing great projects are to be taken as challenges and not as disabling factors. You have to be enthused over your ability to cross the bridge when it comes your way. Opportunities are in plenty around us but we fail to recognise them. As British comedian and writer Danny Wallace said, “The only time you have no opportunities is when you decide to stop taking them.”

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