When you learn about people that have accomplished lives or we deem successful, you often hear of a story they tell where it was their defining moment. This moment was a time that an opportunity presented itself and that person had the talent or had done all the hard work necessary to seize that opportunity and make a name for themselves.
The types of opportunities I’m referring to are often presented without prior knowledge. They often give you little time to prepare and make you rely on your prior works and ability to work under pressure. The opportunities will typically require you to step out of your comfort zone. These types of opportunities are often seized by those that have been dreaming about that moment “for as long as they can remember” and recognize the opportunity when they see it.
Are you preparing yourself for that moment? Are you dreaming of when that moment will happen? Have you played out the scenario over and over in your head? Would you recognize the moment if you saw it?
A good bit of advice is that you never know when an opportunity is going to present itself, so I recommend that you prepare to accomplish your dream every night.
Here’s a great example of someone seizing their opportunity:
In the case of this Vanderbilt student, he had the guts to stand up and make is own opportunity by asking for it and then nailing it! Enjoy!