Thursday, November 12, 2009

Opportunity knocks

It is a time of opportunities. They peek out, shyly, then tap you on the shoulder and whisper in your ear. They make tremendous promises, paint a future of terrific brightness in your mind and leave you smiling in a wonderful dream. For a while you stay in the dream, seeing the possibilities, the positivity of life.

Then reality comes calling. It exposes some opportunities for the sham that they are, reveals their promises to be empty and their future to be bleak. It’s hard to let go of that bright dream, hard to admit you were fooled by the pretty pictures. Reality sternly points to the obstacles along the road, the many tasks that must be completed before even setting foot on the road. Slowly the dream recedes.

The trick is not to wait for opportunities to come and find you but instead to go and create them yourself. Why wait for them to arrive with a heap of other peoples conditions attached. Create the opportunities and give them shape and meaning, knowing the obstacles and overcoming them on your own terms.

Have I succeeded in this? Not yet. But I will…

One opportunity has arisen and is turning out to be a very good one indeed. I’m not going to say anything yet, all will be revealed next week. So check back on Monday for more.


  1. Best of luck to you....and very wise words.

  2. Sounds exciting CY! I think opportunities that you create yourself (or act on at the very earliest stages, long before those conditions you mentioned are attached) are the ones that hold the most promise. They are more closely tied to who you are and what you want to do, your vey soul reaching out -- rather than the type of thing about which you might say "Oh yeah, I guess I could do that."

  3. Anastasia that is so true. It's a question of gathering information and gathering up my courage at the moment!

  4. This is a brilliant bit of inspiration and truth, CY - thank you!