I remember being taught as a boy, “Opportunity often only knocks once. Be sure to open the door.” I also remember thinking, in such a childish way, “Cool! Opportunity’s going to come to me. I don’t have to seek it out.” Of course, as I got older, it was explained to me and I learned through experience, quite often you have to MAKE your own opportunity; it doesn’t come looking for you. If it does, you’re damned foolish if you simply ignore it. That all said, I recently came across a different perspective on this opportunity philosophy and it changes the outlook from opportunity knocking on YOUR door, to YOU approaching opportunity’s door. It’s a small adjustment; one that changes the level of control you hold. Then it goes one step further: Don’t just knock. Kick the door in, smile and introduce yourself!
Now while I’d love to take credit for the thought, I can’t. It’s a quote from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. A professional wrestler turned actor, Dwayne’s life story reads like one big challenge that he had to fight to overcome. Overcome challenges he did, as he’s now one of the biggest names in the movie industry and one of the biggest / hardest working actors out there. Given his level of success, I felt his philosophy on approaching opportunity might have some merit and I gave it further thought.
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