post written by: Marc Chernoff

Seizing the Unforeseen Moment of Opportunity


Short self-help articles discussing the motivational concept of seizing opportunity have become common filler on the face of news websites across the web.  The fundamental lesson usually rests within the notion that one must absolutely capitalize on opportunity when it arises, for it may not come again.  It seems like countless individuals, including myself, concentrate heavily on the hunt for opportunity.  Most of us spend a great deal of time searching for a new job, analyzing the potential of an investment, brainstorming the million dollar idea, all while endlessly attempting to impress our superiors. 

When will our big break transpire?  When will the perceived outcome we so desperately seek move from our imagination into the physical space before us?  These are questions pertaining to a point in time that will continue to remain unknown.  We all have the ability to take steps in a positive direction, but the climatic moment that solidifies the success of all our efforts will come suddenly, in complete disregard of what we see coming over the horizon. 

So how can we be certain that we will be ready to seize the opportunity in the wake of that unforeseen moment?  I’m only beginning to apprehend a slight understanding of the essential elements.  It has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with confidence, awareness and education.  We must always be prepared to act… and when the moment arises, we react.

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