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The Golden Opportunity You Are Seeking Is In Yourself Alone

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“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”- Orison Swett Marden

There are opportunities everywhere. Your opportunity is not in your environment. It is not in your house. It is not in your “luck or chance.” The life you are seeking, the growth you are seeking, the happiness you are seeking, the love you are seeking, the togetherness you are seeking is in you. It is in your soul. It is in your suffering. It is in the dark.

When you listen to your suffering, you can learn a lot from it. The Scripture says, “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character and hope.”

The opportunity you are looking for is not in your environment. It is in your suffering. It is in your character. It is in hope. So whenever you are faced with problems, you should be happy for facing them. Instead of running away from your problems, why not use the opportunity to connect with yourself, to bring out the best in yourself, to love yourself even more. Why not? What are you waiting for?

Robert Collier was right when he said, “In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.” Whatever you are going through, it is not here to stop you from reaching your goals. Do not ignore your suffering. It has a lot to teach you. All you need to do is to just make room for it to happen. It is your responsibility to do it for yourself, for your future. Do not limit your life. You have a goal to achieve. You have your life to live. And to do that, you need to leave your safe zone. You need to challenge yourself. The only way to get your opportunity is to make sure that your feelings about your opportunity never defeat you. Because if you allow your emotions to control you, you miss your golden opportunity. Do not miss it.

How To Become A True Professional

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Let us face it. We all want to be great at what we do. We want people to recognize us for what we do. We want to be successful at what we do. It is possible. But it comes with a cost. There is nothing you cannot achieve in your life if you are willing and ready to pay the price. Are you ready?

“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.”- Joe Paterno

You can become a true professional. It is possible. If others can do it, you can do it. But you must commit yourself to learning and doing whatever it takes to become a true professional. You must be patient. You must do things differently. You must work harder than others. You must focus on what matters. Because success involves a lot of work. I believe in you. I know with commitment and focus, you can do it. You can succeed. All you need to do is to make the decision to start. Remember, “You are your own luck.” If you want to become a true professional, you must make your own luck.