A man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gile
Opportunities require courage, and this only depends on us.
We often miss great opportunities because we believe that we are not prepared for them, that it is not the right moment. We think that we lack knowledge or experience to face new challenges and we lay back in our perfectly ergonomic chairs without even trying. We are scared, afraid of failing or running without knowing where to go and what to expect on our way.
That’s how people and organizations grow, by taking risks.
Jump on and don’t look back!
Opportunities force us to take one more step, to reinvent ourselves, to run into the unknown and to leave the comfort zone in which we are used to live.
You will never know if you can succeed unless you try to push your boundaries.
If it scares you, then it might be a good thing to try. Trust your gut and go for it. Taking chances requires some blind trust in most cases.
“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak people wait for opportunities; strong people make them.” – Orison Swett Marden