Life-changing moments…

When the door to a new business opportunity opens, some fortunate people seem to step through it easily and pick up a new life on the other side.

Others agonize, trapped by indecision and self-doubts, until the door of opportunity closes on them again.

Still others exultantly throw the door open and embrace their new challenge, only to find that their nearest and dearest are hanging back in disgust or dismay. They hear:

"You didn’t say we were going to live ___________!"

Fill in the blanks with your choice of: in Detroit… on Penobscot Bay…on a tramp steamer…so far away from mother.

Others find that long-awaited opportunities present themselves at inconvenient times: they just got promoted, the children are in a new school, they just met the person who is right for them, etc.

If you find yourself in the last three groups, your life is far more stressful than it needs to be, but there is a possibility that you might be able to do something about it.

First of all, you need to recognize that opportunity means change. If comfort is important to you, your choices of new opportunities are severely limited. A lot of people grumble about their jobs, marriages, and living quarters, but find any number of excuses to avoid changing any of them.

Life is all about recognizing the need to make changes and then making them. When you are part of a family group, it is wise to bring the rest of the group into the decision-making process. If your family does not support the changes needed to take advantage of a much-needed opportunity, you need to re-examine your priorities or the family’s priorities. In either case, you may have some hard decisions to make.

The people who find opportunities on every hand are those who keep themselves open to new opportunities. They don’t wish for opportunities, they create a mood that anticipates opportunity by remaining open-minded and ensuring that pursuit of opportunity is welcomed by their family group.

When children are raised in an environment where self-employment is well-understood and is respected, they also learn a wealth of information about discovery of business opportunities.

Developing a plan to improve your live and the life of your family is not a one-shot deal. Get everyone involved and things will either go far more smoothly, or you will discover what sources of counter-intention exist in your family. Either way, you will be closer to a resolution than before.

If you keep looking for life-changing moments that never seem to appear, try examining your readiness to accept change. When you are actually ready for a change to occur in your life, it is almost as though the universe seems to get it, and your opportunity appears.

Hope you have some pleasant life-changing moments this week.

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0 Responses to Life-changing moments…

  1. Very inspiring post. I like how you say that if you’re willing to change, willing to accept upheaval as challenge and not catastrophe, the universe “gets it” and brings opportunity to you.

    I recall how a famous coach said, “Everyone wants to be successful. But very few want to prepare to be successful.”

    I also think of how Seth Godin repeatedly states that one must keep improving, gaining knowledge, getting better at skills, until the big moment happens and you are finally rewarded abundantly for all those dues you paid. Something like that.

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  2. jimmmaaa says:

    This is a hard idea to implement for me…I feel the pressure of being the sole bread winner and risk seems pretty scary when supporting a family of 5. We made the decision for my wife to homeschool our kids so my wife does that and I bring home the bacon. I have a very secure job at a great company but am not so happy at turns my job has taken…..I liked your posts about networking which is something I need to do more of.

  3. Jane Chin says:

    there’s validity in eleanor roosevelt’s “do one thing every day that scares you.”

  4. Hey…I resemble that remark! I grew up in Detroit. I am not sure if I would want to go back to the Motor City, after living here in Atlanta, though.

    Good post…sometimes our most difficult challenges turn out to be the greatest blessings in our lives, we just don’t know it at the time when they coming knocking on our door!

  5. When the opportunity comes sometimes it’s hard ot decide whether this is the best for you or not.Business is a risky work to do and sometimes you may be left deceived but you have to make a try after all.

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