96. Seek out new opportunities
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Opportunities are time-savers. They are sudden chances to jump
more than one step at a time toward a goal. Here are some suggestions for making
and taking advantage of opportunities:
- Know where you are going. Otherwise, you won't be able to
spot an opportunity when it arises.
people what you are interested in, be enthusiastic about your aims.
yourself available. Place yourself where opportunities are likely to occur.
your eyes open. Opportunities are not always obvious.
may be disguised as problems.
flexible. You can't always control when an opportunity will occur, so be
prepared to reschedule your work to make time available when an opportunity
Expect your share of good fortune. Chances are good that you will get
Opportunities are usually worth investing in. If the opportunity is what
you are waiting for, don't hesitate to invest in it, borrow, if necessary.
wait for others. If you want to involve others but they aren't ready, go ahead
anyway. They can always join you later.
over analyse. Be careful not to procrastinate, ponder too much, or study the
issue for too long. The opportunity may slip away.
rational. Don't gamble. Taking a calculated risk is all-right because you know