Assess the top level
Because opportunity is either far away, or comes by
so suddenly, we don’t get a chance to see all
the details before we have time to act. The first thing
to do is grab onto the top elements of the opportunity
(such as “new job”, or “attend a big
event”) so thatwe can identify it as an Opporuntity.
What is the ONE reason why we should? Why we shouldn’t?
What is the ONE biggest risk of taking the opportunity?
Of turning it down? This is not the time to overthink.
Think too much and the opportunity won't be there to
Decide the next step
With what little we have to go on, decide whether it’s
worth getting ready for. If it isn’t, let's move
on without regret. If it is worth pursuing, then let's
get going immediately!
Measure it realistically
This can be the tricky one because it requires us to
be completely honest. Good, bad and indifferent. It
is better to be more confident than not; better to try
than live with disappointment… but we have to
be sure this is something we can do, as much as we want
to be able to do. Both cockiness and low self-esteem
are not invited.
to rise up
Like a baseball that's just been hit, we can position
ourselves to catch it. As the opportunity gets
closer, we can keep making adjustments. Do I need
to add (education) or delete (restraint)? or just
accentuate a few things here and there? Remember,
if we’re a square, we just have to turn
a little to become a diamond.
Persist, persist, persist
Once we grab the opportunity, we really have to keep
going. Now's the time we've been waiting for, now we
have the chance to prove ourselves. Now is the time
Opportunity is just the doorway. The real journey