Missed Opportunities

Well, it nearly happened. Just barely more than two weeks in and I almost missed sending out my planned daily post. I put out a themed post every day of the week except for Saturday. (Stay tuned for some special Supplemental Saturday posts coming soon.) And here it is the third Monday and I’m over three hours late in sending out some motivation this Monday.

What led to this unfortunate event? Was it because it was my youngest’s first day of school? Was it the fault of the city appraiser who was hearing my property tax increase protest this morning? Was it the sheer lack of time or the rumble in my stomach reminding me that I’d failed to fuel up for all this?

Maybe a second set of questions would be better to ask. What was I doing last night? What value was derived from the fourth episode of that new Netflix show I watched? Couldn’t all of the above events have taken place any day?

So often we miss opportunities because of the busyness of life. So often we are dealing with the urgent or the easy that we forget to think about the important and the valuable. We go along in life waiting for something to jump out at us and tell us how much better our lives could be if we just did x. I find that the things that do are generally lying. (I don’t care how absorbent that cloth is, it simply will not change my life!)

Napoleon Hill is probably most famously known for saying, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” But it is another saying of his that I like most.


Yes, many of our greatest opportunities will not come from purchasing a Powerball lottery ticket or putting it all on black at the casino. Many of our greatest opportunities are born from some misfortune that’s befallen us or temporary defeat we’ve befallen. I love that he added “temporary” to defeat. Your greatest victories can come from recognizing this and not letting these opportunities in disguise pass you by. So how do you do this? You could start by checking out last Monday’s Motivation post, Doing the Impossible. Another could be recognizing the fact that you have A fresh start every morning!

Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today! Someone wise once said, “The worst feeling ever is feeling like you missed your chance.”

Worst Feeling

Please share, like and comment below. I’d love to hear about those opportunities that you nearly missed. I find they make all the difference!

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