Opportunity does not come to you, you must go to it. It can be found in some very undesirable places. Sometimes it may be hard to recognize but, it is there. With determination and the right motivation, you can find opportunity almost anywhere.
A very important step in recognizing opportunity, is to put together a plan. Think about what you would like to accomplish. Do you want to satisfy immediate, or fulfill your life's dream? Write your plan down on paper, so that it can be easily referred back to. Also, a written plan will help you to stay encouraged when the trials of everyday life cause you to become sidetracked.
After you have written your plan, you should list some goals that you will need to achieve in order to accomplish your plan. As you progress in accomplishing your goals, your will begin to recognize opportunity, as it presents itself.
A good way to recognize opportunity, is to think about the dream that you have for your life. What do you want to accomplish in your life? Maybe you want to become famous, become an actor. Maybe you want to work for the government. Your dream might be to one day fly the space shuttle. Why not? If you can dream, it you can live it.
Another great way to recognize opportunity, is to pattern yourself after people who have gone before. Those who have had similar interests, and have been successful in them. Study their successes and their trials. learn from them. A lot of these people have written memoirs for people for people to follow after, to give advise to those people who want to build on the successes that they have realized in their lifetime.
Perhaps you have a dream to someday operate your own business. At present you are working a tedious 9-5 job. You are tired of the boss breathing down your neck. Tired of fighting rush hour traffic, and spending most of your free time driving back and forth to work. Your stress level would be greatly reduced, if you could work from home, instead.
Well, why not? If your boss can run his own business, than why can not you, right? In which case, your plan would be to quit your dead-end job and become a business owner. To become self-employed. Your goals for this plan would be to begin at a part-time and to transition from your regular job into your own business. You will need to get your business up and running to a level that will provide sufficient income to support your family, as well as providing capital to operate your business. Once these goals have been achieved, you will finally be able to leave the rush hour traffic behind.
However, as you begin to implement your plan, you may want to be careful and not become rude to your boss. He might be impressed with your initiative to strike out on your own, and offer you tips on …