Most successful people are opportunities seekers, they are the hunters of the modern age, because they believe in abundance. The world is filled with unprecedented opportunities, nowadays what matters is not what you know, but what you do with what you know. In my previous article I wrote opportunities are like buses, if you miss one, there’s always one coming, and the same applies to opportunities, whenever you miss an opportunity, there’s always one coming, while you are likely to get the next bus if you miss one, it is more difficult to take advantage of the next opportunity, if you are not prepared. Unlike buses opportunities don’t stop waiting for you. You need to seize them whenever they pass by.
You have probably heard success leaves clue, and what you are going to learn in this article is nothing else but the way successful people take advantage of an opportunity. While there are other steps you can profit from, the 5 Steps To Effectively Take Advantage Of An Opportunity are beyond any doubt the most effective ones, and they will eventually lead you to success if you simply apply them.
1. How to identify an opportunity
You cannot hit a target you don’t have, and you cannot take advantage of opportunities unless you identify them. One of the reasons most people don’t identify opportunities is simply because they believe they are not around them, and remember any belief you develop will be strengthened on a daily basis. You cannot believe in something and experience its opposite, it simply doesn’t work that way. Life gives you what you deserve, not what you want. Whenever you believe there’s no opportunity around, the more misery you will see, In other words life will give every evidence that there are not opportunities around in order to strengthen your belief, as you can see it is simply a mindset game. If you want to learn more about this topic, read my previous article.
2. Don’t look at what you don’t have
If you search on Google for instance how to make money, the search engine will give you over 5 millions results, which means over 5 millions answers for one question. Even though some answers will not be relevant, but you can still find your way out among these 5+ millions results, and this is huge. The most interesting part is the fact that this is one of the most searched keywords on the Internet. However, most of those who search this keyword fail to make money in the midst of all those informations, the reason is simple, they believe not to have the resources necessary to take advantage of those opportunities.
Opportunities are somehow tricky, they always tend to show the destination, but hide the journey, and that’s why most don’t take advantage of them. My mentor once told me everybody knows how to become wealthy, but they simply don’t do it. They want to have the whole map in their head before taking the first step, which will eventually lead to procrastination.
Whenever you come across with an opportunity, don’t look at what you don’t have, if you can see the destination or the rewards, don’t be stopped by the fact that you don’t have all the resources to take advantage of it. The resources will come along the way. All you need is to take the first step.
3. Take the first step
Whenever we want to take the leap of faith the first thing that comes to mind is, what if it doesn’t work? And let me tell me you this, it will work if you start and never stop. This is what stops most people, the opportunity is right in front of them, but due to lack of information, they decide to let the opportunity pass them by.
Whenever you identify an opportunity but don’t know how to take advantage of it, don’t turn back, don’t fall in the trap of analysis paralysis which will eventually lead you to procrastination. Make the first move anyway, if you don’t know what to do, find a mentor, a mentor is someone who has succeeded in life, who has a strong desire and the ability to teach other people how to succeed. Not all successful people are good teachers, in fact many of them don’t want you to succeed, let alone to teach you. You need to be cautious whenever you choose a mentor.
Once again this is what stops most people from making any attempt in life. The fear of the unknown is inherent to human beings, but don’t let it stop you, remember, opportunities are tricky, they tend not to come the way we expect them.
To illustrate this fact, let’s look at Thomas Edison for instance, the inventor of the electric bulb. Mr Edison before inventing the electric bulb probably saw the necessity to light up the globe, but he didn’t know what process could take him straight to the invention, and this once again was enough to stop him from trying. He was probably intimidated by his goal, but he took action anyway and kept trying until he succeeded.
Not having all the answers upfront must not stop you from making the first move, and the rest of them.
4. Learn in order to avoid mistakes
There are two different ways to take advantage of an opportunity. The first is by trial and error, and second by mentorship. By trial and error i mean, trying different methods until you succeed. Though you will eventually reach you destination, success by trial and error takes time and a lot of energy. Mentorship will not make you an overnight successful person, but you will avoid a lot of setbacks along the way, and reach your goal much faster.
5. Listen to your intuition
This applies to those who want to succeed by mentorship, because listen to the intuition is a must for those in the trial and error field.
Once again a mentor is someone who has traveled the path before you, not your path maker. Though you must listen to him, because he knows things you don’t, you’ve got to listen to your intuition as well, because you are the one learning after all. Talk to him anytime you feel like doing something differently, and this will not only make you more confident, but bring more ideas on board.
Taking advantage of an opportunity is easier than you may think, Whenever you come across with one, don’t turn back, simply apply what you have learned from this post, once again success leaves clue, you may decide to do everything by yourself, though you will still succeed, but it will take you time. A mentor will not only teach you, but he will introduce you to his network as well, you will end up being surrounded by highly effective people to help you tackle any opportunity you come across with.
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