Life is an opportunity. The opportunity for you to build a dream, and a future you can invest in. To garner success and wealth if this is what you desire. The key to success is to be ready to seize the opportunity when it presents itself. Maybe this opportunity will have you start at the lowest rung of the ladder to your success. It is for you to recognize the opportunity and develop the discipline to climb it.
Many years ago, a man saw the potential in me that I did not even know I possessed. He offered me the opportunity to work with him, and though I made mistakes in my early days, I developed the skills to run a million dollar company. When the way is opened for you, you must embrace it and appreciated the person who gave you the chance. In time, other opportunities will present themselves, and you take the next stage of the journey.
The opportunities that come along will demand you learn new disciplines and skills to grow. With new knowledge and experience comes self-confidence. Sometimes when you are starting out on a new career path, you do not realize how big the opportunity can be. The people you interact with, everyone is a potential friend and colleague. Some might even become a mentor, and you might find a friend for life.
Even though you will meet with many challenges in the beginning, do not give up. Even though, you might not like it where you are, or like what you are doing. Remember that the way to success is based on long-term commitment. There are no short cuts! It takes discipline and a positive altitude to climb the ladder of success. It takes perseverance and a willingness to go the extra mile. One thing I have learnt is that you can always do more than what is expected of you.
The commitment is your willingness to do what other people are not willingly to do. It is your willingness to absorb the lessons in life and develop the expertise required. It is doing what the opportunity in life is asking of you. Opportunity is the chance for you to demonstrate your ability, and to qualify you for a life of success and wealth.