The Belief That Opportunity is Gone



Few things discourage a person more quickly than the belief that opportunity is gone. Loss of opportunity can lead to loss of hope, and loss of hope always leads to discouragement.

Opportunity always looks bigger going than coming. In other words, it’s very easy for many people to see an opportunity that they have missed, it’s much more difficult for people to see an opportunity that has not yet come. When you can easily see the opportunity, you’ve missed and you can’t see the one coming, you are likely to get discouraged. The good news is that there are always new opportunities on the horizon, whether you can currently see them or not.

There are two things you can do to help you prevent becoming discouraged in this area.

1 Maintain your perspective. If you can keep in mind that new opportunities will continue to present themselves, then you will spend less time worrying about the ones you have missed, and you will not be cultivating discouragement.

2 Learn to recognise opportunities as they arrive. When you train yourself to recognise opportunities you will be able to seize them. Talk to successful people who have seized opportunities, ask them how the recognised them. Read books on great people and try to learn how they could be so successful. Cultivate an attitude within yourself where you constantly seek new opportunities, until you succeed

The belief that success should be immediate. Success does not just come to people. It is the result of continuous and steady effort. Once you make that discovery you are less likely to become discouraged, when success does not come immediately. There’s no such thing as an overnight success, it requires diligence, focus and time.

A study conducted by a marketing institute discovered that unsuccessful first attempts cause almost half of all salespeople to fail


48% of all salespeople make one call and then stop                                                   25% make two calls and then stop                                                                            15% make three calls and then stop                                                                          12% continue making calls and are responsible for 80% of all sales

Always remember, there is no guarantee that success will be immediate. Often, it takes time. Most people that we think are overnight successes have spent years working to get where they are. They are people who continued to persevere, telling themselves that failure was not an option. Knowing that success comes to those who do not get discouraged, who adopt the attitude that believing is seeing

Lack of purpose and a plan

Finally, many people find themselves becoming discouraged when they lack purpose and a plan to achieve success and a plan, which includes

The ability to define what is to be achieved                                                                 The ability to fix your mind on that purpose, using all the resources at your command in order to achieve it.                                                                                                   The ability to keep searching for a way to succeed no matter how many setbacks you encounter.                                                                                                                     The tenacity and character to continue in your endeavours, believing that if others have made it, so will you

Having a purpose, setting goals, and managing your time are so important, keeping you on track and eventually reaching a place where you can enjoy the fruit of your labour, as someone said “Success is a journey, not a destination

You don’t pay the price for success, you enjoy the benefits of success Zig Ziglar

I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses Jim Rohn

Every great success is an accumulation of thousands of ordinary efforts that no one sees or appreciates Brian Tracy

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart The Apostle Paul


To your success as you become Healthy Wealthy and Wise


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