Many of you have heard me speak about saying "no" more often because you say "yes" too much.
Not this time!
Now, don't start saying "yes" to everything. Remember Warren Buffett's quote?
“The difference between successful people, and EXTREMELY successful people; is that extremely successful people say ‘No’ to almost everything!”
However, many people are saying "no" to everything. I asked several people what's holding them back from powerful opportunities, while others are accomplishing their dreams.
The answer surprised me - fear & overwhelm!
It's not because the opportunities wouldn't give them what they wanted. It's not because the opportunities are out of reach. It's because aren't seeing the opportunity when it presents itself. Out of fear and feeling overwhelmed, these people freeze, panic, and shut down.
Are you one of them?
For instance, were any of you during your dating days, just like me, where someone really liked you, but you were oblivious to it? Did they even try to make it obvious? At that time, I had blinders on because I had my eyes set on one or two girls. However, I would later find out that the girls who tried to drop me hints were girls I would have loved to date.
The opportunity was there but I wouldn't see it!
The same thing is true of business or financial opportunities!
How to See the RIGHT Opportunities
Here are a few helpful hints to identify the right ones:
- Know when to say "no" - Be sure you aren't saying "yes" because you don't believe in abundance of opportunities. There are ALWAYS more than enough opportunities for you. Say "no" when it won't help you get what you want.
- Know what you REALLY want - Most don't know what a good opportunity is because they don't know what they want. Get very clear about what you want, write it down, and invest in the opportunity that will help you get there.
- Be the kind of person to make that opportunity work - Most often, it doesn't work out because you are not ready for it. Each day, do a morning routine to get yourself in a place physically, mentally, and spiritually where you not only see the opportunity, but you work productively to make it successful.
- Stay Focused - Once you pick it, stick with it! Too many jump from one opportunity to the next before they give it enough time to be successful. Decide in the beginning you will make it successful. Stick with it, even when it gets tough (which it probably will at some point). Persistence pays greater dividends than giving up.
My challenged to you is to keep your eyes open to opportunities, but your eyes shut to distractions. This way, you won't overcommit, go crazy, and go broke.
When the right opportunity comes, don't wait! Take action now!