“Without an opportunity, their abilities would have been wasted, and without their abilities, the opportunity would have arisen in vain.” – Niccolò Machiavelli
I wrote about this a while back about exploiting opportunities. In the line above, Machiavelli expounds on the fact that everyone must be ready for when opportunity comes knocking.
The problem and the blessing is that no one knows when opportunity will actually knock. Sometimes, there are signs that things are about to happen but for the most part we never know when it will happen. That is why we must be prepared to exploit those opportunities when they arrive.
While I don’t believe that opportunity only knocks once. I do believe that every time it knocks and we don’t answer it just takes that much longer for the next opportunity to come knocking again.
On the other hand, what if you are ready but opportunity never comes a calling?
This one is easy. Get yourself ready then get out there and show the world you are ready.