I was recently presented with a huge opportunity. I am not quite ready to share the details, but it is a big chance for my husband and I. I will temporarily have to cut back on my blogging because of the extra work involved.
However, once complete, it has the potential to make a huge difference in our lives. This got me thinking about the opportunities presented in our lives. At first I was afraid of change, then after mulling things over and thinking about the big picture, I simply had to dig up the courage to seize it.
Opportunities, Big and Small
Opportunities can be major life changes or small choices we make every day. Do you eat the apple or the bag of potato chips? Do you move into a subdivision or stay in the small apartment?
The old philosophical discussion about the glass half-empty or half-full applies here. Either you see the potential or you only see the work involved. There is no in-between.
Don’t Let Fear Stand in Your Way!
I’ll be honest. I am a little scared because I’m stepping out of my comfort zone on the chance that things will work out, which is a good thing. There is also a chance this could be a mistake, but I do have a contingency plan in place.
Knowing this, I am plowing full steam ahead because I am willing to embrace the chance that things will work out. I’m putting my faith in God, myself, and my husband. Sometimes faith is all you have and all you need.
Seizing Life’s Opportunities
Sometimes an opportunity comes along and it is worth the risks. I am not saying you should jump into every opportunity without thought or planning. Not at all! Sometimes you just have to take the risk to see what will happen.
Think about it this way, if you say no, one year from now will you be kicking yourself, wishing you had had the courage? If so, it might be in your best interest to go for it! At least if you take the chance, you can say you tried.
Maybe the risk is too much. If yours or your family’s welfare is at stake, then you should definitely think twice. I always believe you should have a backup plan in case things don’t work out. An emergency savings account is essential if you plan on taking financial risks.
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Backup plans often consist of more than money, so ask yourself this: “If this doesn’t work out, what will I do? What are my options?” Use your answers to build a safety net that will support you if things don’t work out.
Don’t jump at every opportunity. Consider it carefully, discuss it with your family, and then, if you decide the risk is worth taking, seize it! Small opportunities can lead to great things.
Don’t be afraid of change. Accept it. Embrace it. Then, use it to your advantage. You will be surprised at what you are capable of achieving.
Have You Seized Opportunities?
If you have seized opportunities in your life that have worked out well, let others know your story in the comments! If you have words of caution, please share those also.
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