Creating Opportunity

opportunity, ceo, your life, plansCreating opportunity is a phrase that I believe in whole heartedly. I was having a conversation with a colleague about my last post Mental Fortitude “True Grit” when it suddenly became a debate. We were debating whether or not billionaires got lucky in life or if they built it with grit. In my research talking with folks that aren’t billionaires but have a lot of money, they felt it was a combination of dumb luck and opportunity. So, I got to thinking maybe the successful people are not lucky at all but rather create opportunity. They put themselves in the right places to capitalize on opportunity when it arises. But what does that mean exactly…

Five to Ten Year Plans

Well in my opinion, it means that the successful people don’t think short term and actually think 5-10 years from now. Short term success is important but you have to be a chess player by anticipating what others will do and planning accordingly. Long term success attributes to working your plan and persevering through the tough times. Usually, long term success is what millionaires are looking for because they can grow their wealth over a longer period of time. Immediate gratification isn’t even in their vocabulary because they have already planned their next move.

“The more I practice, the luckier I get” – Gary Player

I learned this concept at a young age through golf. Gary Player said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get”. This is a great metaphor for what we are discussing. The more you plan and prepare for something the luckier you will be. This is simply because you will know your topic inside and out. You are now creating your own luck instead of sitting back and waiting for something to happen, and I strongly advise you to not sit back and wait. Opportunity may come in time, but why not go out there and create it from nothing? No one is stopping you from achieving success. You are the CEO of your life so take the long term strategy and watch out for new opportunities.

Be Different. Be Fearless. Be CEO.

-Kit

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  • Azanique

    I love this post girl! Definitely need the motivation some days to continue to try again and again

    – xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  • I love that quote you mentioned! Luck comes to those who work for it!

    Jennifer Ashley // http://www.prettylittledetails.com

  • Love this! Life’s always changing, but I think it’s important to set goals for yourself and where you’d like to be!

  • Carly Ned

    I love this and that quote! Definitely want to work on setting longer term goals!

  • I totally agree with you on everything you said! This is such awesome advice!

  • Definitely a fan of the be your own CEO motto! SO important to keep pushing and challenging yourself to reach your goals! Great post gal!
    xo, G
    theswirlblog.com

  • Love this. “No one is stopping you from achieving success.” Sometimes we’re so quick to blame others or situations, but at the end of the day, we are in control. Totally needed this reminder.

  • I agree with what you said girl!! challenging yourself is always the way to go.

  • This is an amazing post! I love that quote from Gary Player! xx

  • Kristine Circenis

    That quote really resonates with me. If I’m practicing at something, in theory, I’m also improving whatever skill it is and maybe learning new ones. Of course, more opportunities will present themselves and/or I’ll be more confident in my abilities to take advantage of opportunities I would’ve ignored in the past.

  • Love this! I definitely think creating opportunity will get you far

  • I love this post. I need to remember that I am the CEO of my own life 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Anna Hubbard

    I love that quote and the idea that we’re the CEO’s of our own lives!

  • I love this post- it’s always important to remember that practice makes perfect. Rarely does anyone get it right on the first try

  • Such a great post!! I love that quote its so great!

  • Love this!! Thinking long-term helps you see the upward trend in your success vs only focusing on short term gains and losses

  • thesophiadiaries

    Never heard of that metaphor before but I totally love it! I personally am a planner, but I can’t plan that far ahead either xD we’ll see haha

  • Such an interesting way of looking at it!

  • Amy

    Such a great perspective. I’ll definitely have to keep this in mind! I am so bad at getting stuck in what’s currently happening instead of looking at the bigger picture!

    xoxo,

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • I love how you say go out there and create opportunity from nothing, can’t hurt if you try, right??

  • mckenna bleu

    I love this post! You have such a great perspective on things!

  • Tori Dunlap

    Such a great post — you must create your goals and never expect them to come to you! Gotta work for them.

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

  • I love this post! I definitely agree that we have to create our own opportunity.

  • mQs

    Love the inspiration that I got from this post. I whole heartedly agree that goal setting is crucial to success.

  • This is such a great post! I love the quote you shared!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  • Greta Hollar

    Such an motivational post! You definitely need to create your own opportunity!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • so true, that quote is spot on!

  • Azanique

    I love this post girl! Currently trying to implement this in my personal and professional life

    – xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com