Opportunity

We are getting to the end of this series, and I wanted to say thank you to all of you for giving me the opportunity to express myself. Whether this is the first time you’re reading something written by me, or you’ve read all of the P.U.R.P.O.S.E Series, thank you.

Opportunity is hard to come by and easy to take for granted. Read that again. Cherish the opportunities that have been given to you. How many times do we pray for, wait for, and beg for opportunities, and then squander them once we get them?

It’s almost like a couple that has been together for years, and they forget just how much they desired their partner when they were merely admiring them from afar. As humans, we often crave opportunities, but we do not know how to hold on to the ones we have. This is going to probably be the shortest article I’ll ever write, but I want you to spend less time reading and more time doing.

Do me a favor; take out a piece of paper and answer the following questions:

1. What opportunities did you previously crave that you currently take advantage of?

2. What opportunities, if any, do you feel you DO NOT have access to?

3. If you’re mentally tough, do you agree that all you need is a great opportunity in order to achieve your highest level of success?

If you don’t mind. I’d love to hear your answers in the comments.

For me, when I had a job, all I wanted to do was run a business. Now that I have one, I sometimes take that freedom for granted. There’s no opportunity I would necessarily say I don’t have access to, I just need to work harder because I can make however much money I want.

Lastly, I believe wealth = mental toughness + opportunity. If you have mental toughness and you’re poor, it’s likely a lack of opportunity. If you have opportunity but no mental toughness, someone’s words can convince you otherwise. BUT, if you have both, and you still find yourself struggling, maybe you do not fully appreciate your opportunity.

Make sure to look out for part 6 – Serenity and if you are new to me or QMC, make sure to read the intro as well as parts 1-4 where I discuss Purpose, Understanding, Resilience, and Prosperity.

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