If you prepare yourself successfully then you will be ready for opportunity when it comes. I have found many people often over estimate the event and under estimate the process of preparing for the event. To be and stay ahead getting ready for the next level or opportunity is essential. This happens when we focus our time to prepare ourselves. I have found at least 4 reasons a person does not prepare themselves:
They believe their current level of skills and talents will allow them to move forward.
They don’t see or understand the value of preparing themselves for the future.
They become comfortable and rest on their current level of successes and achievements.
They are not willing to put the time and energy into preparing themselves.
One of my favorite preparing quotes is by Seneca who said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” The people who are successful and have achieved great things are often called lucky, when in fact it has usually taken them years to get to where they are today. They have prepared themselves in their personal strengths and talents while focusing on their purpose and passions. Then when they begin to gain fame and wealth, people look at the results instead of the preparation. Everyone wants better results but not everyone is willing to pay the price to get those results.
The price to prepare and start doing those things that will lead you toward success and the next level is high. It requires time, effort, energy, consistency, focus, and discipline. The key to being prepared for opportunity is to daily move in the direction of your desired destination. To daily focus on the things that will allow you to be prepare for when opportunity happens.
Question: How are you preparing yourself for future opportunity’s?