I hope your day is going well!
Today I am going to talk about opportunities.
I had an awesome opportunity this week to meet with local individuals to learn about social media and "fly" in a C-130 flight simulator.
We talk about opportunities passing us by, taking an opportunity, seeking opportunity, and so on.
But really what is an opportunity?
According to www.dictionary.com, an opportunity is:
noun, plural op·por·tu·ni·ties.
So, how do we know if something is an opportunity?
We check it against our goals.
If a situation arises and it is something that will help us get closer to our goals, that is an opportunity. If it does not, then it is not.
What if it is just the chance to do something fun?
Well, isn’t living a full life and having fun goals in our lives? Even if they are not written out goals, we all seek happiness and pleasure.
Flying in a simulator is not directly related to any written goal. However, it was a lot of fun and not something I get to do everyday. It brought pleasure to my day.
Opportunities come for each of us at different times in our paths. When we see what we want, even if what we want is simply a chance to explore something new, the right set of circumstances is our opportunity to drive ourselves forward.
For me, dancing was an exploratory opportunity that came at just the right time and place in my life. Taking that opportunity was the best decision for me.
Don’t regret “missed opportunities;” if it did not push you forward or other circumstances prevented it, then it was never an opportunity for you to begin with.
I hope that you look for opportunity daily in your life. Sometimes they are small, sometimes they are large. There are always opportunities to improve yourself and get you closer to who you want to be.
Have a great week!
Keep dancing forward!