WHAT’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TODAY?
I believe a single year is made up of 365 opportunities – at least. Opportunity is everywhere. Each day we have an opportunity to shift or change our perspective in any given situation no matter how difficult the situation is. Each day we have an opportunity to live from the place of “what’s possible?” rather than from our circumstances.
We are surrounded by opportunity, but do we see it? Thomas A. Edison said, “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” That quote makes me smile because it’s SO TRUE!
How many times do we miss an opportunity simply because we refuse to SEE the opportunity? We get stuck in the negative perspective, which says: this is a burden, this as an unsolvable problem, he/she will never change, that’s how we’ve always done it, it is what it is so don’t bother.
Ugh. I feel heavy just reading that.
Let’s switch it up – let’s see the opportunity. “This is a burden” could turn into an opportunity to accept and meet a challenge. “This is an unsolvable problem” could turn into an opportunity to ask for help and work alongside others to solve the problem. “He/she will never change” could turn into an opportunity to change how YOU respond to the person or situation. “That’s how we’ve always done it” could turn into an opportunity to EXPLORE other options that offer more joy. “It is what it is, so don’t bother” could turn into an opportunity to DISCOVER a more resonate or desired outcome.
You see? It’s all about recognizing the opportunity, even when “it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” For the next 5 days, ask yourself, “What’s my opportunity today?”