We have eyes but can we really see everything, including opportunities?
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. This little saying has a lot of impact. I wonder if we all truly understand it.
Do we remember the parable about the talents? Yes, the one in the bible about the servants who were given talents by their master. Two of them went ahead to invest and double what they had been given but one buried it in the ground.
The two servants, simply put, made lemonade with the lemons their master had given them but the last one simply kept his lemons in a jar.
The lemons here represent opportunities and the lemonade represents what we gain after making use of the opportunities.
When an opportunity comes your way, what do you do with it? Do you take charge and use it to its full capacity or do you look past it out of fear or because you feel it’s too small?
Before overlooking anything chance or opportunity, remember that not all opportunities will come wrapped in gold, some come in rags, it’s up to you to unwrap it and dress it in beautiful clothes.
Don’t feel just because it will only do little good, it’s not worth your time. If you are unable to recognize small opportunities and use them, how will you recognize the big ones?
You need to take charge of every opportunity life throws at you, make your lemonade but don’t stop there, plant more lemons and make some more lemonade. I mean, when you use that opportunity reinvest, don’t say you are done with opportunity.
Don’t just do one thing and stop, as the saying goes “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” make the most of any opportunity, no matter how small.
Don’t allow fear to cripple your chances of being great. You’ll make mistakes, that’s a must, but you learn from them.