August 8, 2002
Opportunity knocks on our doors every day of our lives. Way too many of us fail to open the door when opportunity knocks on our doors. For one reason or another, far too many Americans allow good fortune and special opportunities slip away, failing to recognize them when they come knocking.
A winner is always on the look out for opportunity. Opportunity comes in different forms and shows up at different places, so it is crucial that you continually condition yourself to see and seize opportunity as it occurs.
So how do you go about grabbing your share of the immense opportunity available in America? You must be ready to open the door, you must be willing to open the door and then without hesitation, you must be able to open the door when opportunity knocks.
You must be open to new ideas. The biggest and best companies in the world have sprouted from one small idea. You must be willing to explore new possibilities. It is an age old adage that "nothing ventured equals nothing gained". You must be ready to test new approaches. A winner knows there is always a better way to do something. You must be ready, willing and able to open door after door after door.
It's time to swing the doors wide open and see how much fun life really can be. The next time you hear a knock, knock, knock at your door, you know what to do. Don't just sit there, get up, open the door and let opportunity in!
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