"Who is it?"
"Opportunity? Um, sorry no one is home."
Ok, so not exactly in those words. The excuse can come in the form of "I'm not ready," or "Lemme think long and hard about it," or even " God has to shine down His light 4 times on this penny I have strategically placed on the ground before I leap."
I, like many others, have had many opportunities slip through my hands with this mindset. Often times we are so used to saying "no" or believing that good things simply don't happen to us. So when something shows up, we are automatically skeptical. And rightfully so. I believe that we should look before we leap. But if only we understood that at their worst, opportunities are a breeding ground for a valuable lesson
. Even if it doesn't work out the way we planned.
So how do we seize the moment?
We can do it by first changing our vocabulary. Incorporating the word "yes" is a start. Now please don't confuse this with agreeing to every offer you get, that is how burnout occurs. And it is wise to take a couple days if needed on a decision, but make sure you make one. If the opportunity aligns with your goals and will push you further in life, go for it.
If it is an opportunity for a new (positive) experience then leap! Life is not that complicated. Another way to seize opportunities is to connect with people higher up than you. The best opportunities often don't come from people on the same level as you. Sorry to my homies lol
One important thing to remember is that there are no missed opportunities. To the untrained eye, an opportunity can look like a problem, issue or hindrance.
But once you train our eye and listen to your spirit, you will become more privy to the goodness that awaits you.