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Creating Your Own Opportunities

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By Jenise Jackson
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“I’m making moves.” A lot of us probably hear this phrase on a regular basis these days. You might be an individual who is surrounded by others who seem to be making great things happen in their lives while you’re sitting around waiting for the same thing to happen to you. But is the wait worth it?  I would have to say that it is not. Some people depend on luck instead of themselves when it comes to being granted fortune. Consequently, they miss out on life’s greatest moments because they never work to encounter them. What people don’t realize is that opportunities will always be available for the ones who recognize and chase them. So why not create those opportunities for yourself?

“Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There are a few basic elements that I find important in creating opportunities:

Don’t Be Afraid to Take Risks

The fear of failing is not uncommon at all. In fact, I believe it is what stops people from taking risks. A risk, whether it is small or big, has a 50/50 outcome. You never know what that outcome will be unless you try to discover it. Sometimes you have to be confident and put your fears aside to get what you want. The results may just work in your favor.

“I  see this list every day before I walk out of my door. It is a daily reminder that I have to make my own opportunities happen.” – Jenise Jackson. Photo by Jenise Jackson.

Surround Yourself With The Right People

You should always be aware of the people you surround yourself with. When you develop different relationships, you usually connect with people who have similar interests and passions as you. These people have the ability to inspire and energize you, which makes them essential for creating opportunities. You should also try to meet new people whenever you can. You have a higher chances of being presented with new experiences when you associate yourself with different individuals. Sometimes it is not always what you know, but who you know. So make proper connections with people that will encourage and help you to make things happen.

Never Stop Believing

Every successful person has failed at least once while trying to get to where they are now. Things won’t always come easy, but sometimes that is how you know that something good is coming your way. Staying motivated and determined to achieve will open up doors to your opportunities. Continuously aim for your personal finish line to get what you want.

Anything you put your mind to is achievable. You don’t have to sit around and let fate present opportunities. Go out into the world and create them for yourself. While staying active and working hard, you can watch everything fall into place as you wish.

Feature image by Jenise Jackson.

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