Profitable Thoughts On Opportunity

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Post written by Peter G. James Sinclair & Great World Thinkers.

Someone once shared with me that when preparation meets opportunity there is success.

With that thought in mind I always seek to do even the smallest thing that I do with the spirit of excellence.

That way, when opportunity presents itself to me, I am more than ready to go.

Humiliation In England

Many years ago I hopped on a plane and headed to England. I had been invited to speak to a very large organization.

But when the day arrived, and at the last moment, a flash American professional speaker was given prominent billing at the event and I was handed the role of support speaker.

I remember being intimidated by this, and because I was not as well prepared as I should have been, as a speaker, I missed my chance to shine. I failed to capitalize on the opportunity and returned home with my tail between my legs.

From that day forward I vowed that I would always be in a state of preparedness – and in that way I would excel whenever the opportunity arose.

Profitable Thoughts On Opportunity

Allow me to share with you some powerful thoughts on what to do and how to prepare yourself for your opportunity. For your opportunity will come.

The secret of success in life, is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Disraeli

Opportunity is rare, and a wise man will never let it go by him. – Bayard Taylor

For truth and duty it is ever the fitting time; who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking, will never accomplish anything.

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. – George Eliot

Occasion may be the bugle call that summons an army to battle, but the blast of a bugle can never make soldiers nor win battles. – J.A. Garfield

The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity. – Chasles

Opportunity, sooner or later, comes to all who work and wish. – Lord Stanley

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. – Charles Buxton

To be a great man, it is necessary to turn to account all opportunities. – Rochefoucauld

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. – Bacon

The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor. – E.H. Chapin

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. – Richter

There is an hour in each man’s life appointed to make his happiness, if then he seize it. – Beaumont & Fletcher

So go forth and profit from your opportunity. That is what opportunities are for.

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