• a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

This morning as I was reading the word opportunity came up over and over.  It has also been on my mind because in my business with my employer, we talk about taking advantage of the opportunities we have at our disposal all of the time.   My employer offers a lot of huge additional benefits and opportunities outside of a stable paycheck (better than average wages for similar positions), great working conditions, a good insurance package, great training, to name a few.

My mentor Jim Rohn said:  Don’t waste too much time trying to figure out why some people decide to spend all of their money first and save what is left and other people save first and spend what is left.  We don’t know why people do this so don’t spend too much time thinking about it.

I have asked this question so many times here of late why some people don’t take advantage of the great opportunities our company offers.  Why some people respond to emails that ask for a response and some don’t.  Why some people actively participate and some don’t.  Why some people are coachable and some are not. Why some people value training and appreciate it and some don’t.  I guess it is just like my mentor said:  We DONT KNOW!  So don’t spend your time thinking about it.  Get on with getting on, with the people who do want to take advantage of the opportunities and those who don’t will just have to watch the others.

The beginning of this blog started with the definition of opportunity.  What a great definition: A set of circumstances that make it possible to do something.   Read that definition a few times.  The word possible has to be the most powerful word in the english dictionary doesn’t it?  I know I am going to take advantage of the circumstances and not only do what I know is possible, but also seek to do what we might not even know is possible until we do it.

Brian Willett




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