Milton Berle was an American comedian and actor.
He once famously said: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
The lesson from this quote is that instead of being passive – we should become proactive and create our own opportunities. We need to create our own luck and we need to take action to make things happen.
Often people say that they are waiting for the right opportunities and when nothing happens, they lose hope. Well instead of losing hope, one has to think out of the box and look at ways of creating new opportunities.
Use your skills and creativity. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’re not a creative person. Everyone can be creative. You just have to tap into your creative side. Begin thinking of yourself as a creative person. Affirm that you are a magnificent creative being. As you think of yourself as being resourceful and creative you will be guided by instinct on the steps you need to take. And if you feel that you are lacking certain skills – than you can learn those skills. Assess which skills you are lacking. What skills do you need in order to progress? Sign up for classes or an online course and obtain those skills. Network with people in the particular field you are interested in. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance or advice. Most successful people are willing to share their knowledge.
As you put your best self forward – opportunities will arise.
Remember you can’t wait for success to find you – you have to create your own success. Don’t be afraid to take the steps in creating your dream life.
Take full ownership of 2017 – if you have to build a new door – do it!
I would love to hear about your plans for 2017? What steps are you planning to take to make things happen? Instead of waiting for doors to open – are you planning to build your own door?