Smart Way #4: Seize the day!

After reading Smart Way 03, you’ll be much clearer on creating a vision to achieve goals and dreams. Smart Way 04 helps you seize the opportunities that lead you to them.

I often remind the young people I work with that, even though some people appear get all the lucky breaks in life, the truth is that each of us are given opportunities to step up and ‘seize the day’.

Too many people are ‘asleep at the switch’. Their eyes are closed and they’re not prepared for the opportunities that come along. You may not achieve every opportunity you go for, but without stepping up you won’t achieve any opportunities at all.

The door of opportunity is marked PUSH!

People who seem to get lucky breaks are usually already in motion – they have momentum and are ready to step up to take advantage of what’s on offer.

Opportunities are attracted to people who have a great attitude and a willingness to work. This attitude is usually reflected in having great people skills, good manners and the ability to showcase and communicate their own best assets. If you don’t think you have anything to offer, why should anyone give you an opportunity?

Read more about taking job opportunities- especially the ones you fear might be beyond you! – in Making It On my Own; 52 Ways to Smash It in the Real World. Buy the e-book or paper copy here.