​Three days back, I listened to a message by one of the celebrated inspirations on this blog, Pastor Mensa Otabil‘s Understanding Opportunities and I was inspired to ponder more on this word. In the course of this series, I’ll share what I learnt. 

Take a ride with me and pay attention as these great people tell us what opportunity is and entails.  Read again if you have to, ponder, pause, analyze and resolute.  

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.

Bob Feller

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

Napoleon Hill

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from colleSge once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.

Andrew Shue

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.

Ho Chi Minh

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

Kyle Chandler

Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.

Robert Collier

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

Napoleon Hill

People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.

David Millar

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions.

Paulo Coelho

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

Peter Drucker

Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.

Abby Wambach

What is opportunity to you? How would you define opportunity? How do you identify opportunity? Which of this quotes got you bobbing your head? I look forward to hearing from you. 

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