Successful people are opportunists!
They have the ability to take advantage of novel and often concealed opportunities when they arise. Many people are blind to opportunities because they don’t notice them or because they are inflexible and stuck in their ways.
People who practice opportunism see opportunities all around them and are able to use them to their advantage.
Being an opportunist involves being mindfully aware; being flexible enough to change your original plans; and being open-minded enough to take advantage of these new opportunities.
We often think of people who have traveled extensively throughout the world as being “lucky.”
The truth is that most people have had many opportunities to travel at different times in their lives, yet have not taken advantage of them.
They may have felt like they didn't have the money, needed to work, wanted to start their career, or didn’t want to leave family or friends behind.
While there were many possible reasons at the time for not going, years later these reveal themselves as mere excuses for not taking advantage of opportunities.
- Derived from an article titled “8 Habits of Highly Lucky People” by Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D