Opportunities – Are You Looking?

There are many major companies today that are household names and icons in our 21st century society. Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Wal-Mart, McDonalds and Amway to name a few very large and influential companies, which all started out with a simple idea or opportunity.

Where would we be today if these people had not taken the opportunity or idea and run with it, but failed to take the risk in starting their respective business or companies. We must realise that all of them started with a simple idea or opportunity, but they had one thing in common with each other, they disregarded the fear of RISK and set it aside and embraced faith, belief and optimism that just maybe something will happen IF I have a go.

Not all opportunities that come along are immediately identifiable, but the people who succeed are usually those that have been looking. Their minds are a playground of active thoughts and possibilities, their eyes scan the landscape like eagles, and their noses can smell it out and can pinpoint an opportunity as quick as a wink.

You might think that all this is impossible to you, but that is the key, that you think it is impossible, therefore it is. The method that all great leaders and successful business entrepreneurs have in common is that they think and have productive positive thoughts all the time.

Initially a thought may start as a fledgling idea, something simple, but as you ponder more over it, seeing it from every angle it begins to take shape and have deeper meaning, to where you can jot it down or sketch it on a pad or computer, which can eventually emerge into an opportunity for growth and success.

I know a fellow who had an idea for a new golf putter. He had this idea burning in his heart for years, when one day out shopping with his Father and their wives, they slipped off for a cup of coffee, while the girls continued to shop. As the coffee was being served to the table he began to share this idea of the golf putter with his dad. His dad became interested and they began to sketch the idea onto a napkin, looking at it from all angles.

Only a short time later he met up with a friend for lunch and they were chatting small talk when he mentioned the putter. Remembering the sketch on the napkin, which was still in his wallet, he showed his friend. ‘I know someone who can sketch this up on the computer and create a 3D image of it, if you like’ his friend said. ‘Wow, that’d be great’ was his reply, and he left it at that. Some time later he heard from someone else, ‘hey I’ve seen the 3D image of your putter, I like it and I know someone who could make up a prototype, if you like.’ Sure my friend said.

Well this continues until next thing you know he has a real life version of this putter in his hand and a friend rings up and says, ‘hey there’s an expo on this week and I can get your new putter a place in the expo; what do you think?’ Yeah that’d be great! And on the story goes to where he now has the putter endorsed with a well known golfing pro and the rest is history.

So are you looking for opportunity to change your life or your current situation? Are you sick of never having enough money to do whatever it is you desire to do? Then opportunity is waiting for you every day. It may be in the shape of a thought, a business opportunity or a partnership, buying and selling articles on online auctions like eBay, or unearthing an old dream or desire that you’ve carried for years.

Whatever it may be I guarantee that if you begin to engage focused thought toward what it is you really want to do, then you can accomplish anything.

Go put the kettle on, sit in your favourite chair and treat yourself to a cuppa and to thinking of exactly who you really would like to become. See it in your imagination, feel it, taste it and sense it and then allow your self to decide that this is really you, and GO FOR IT.


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