Motivation Through Quotation: Opportunity’s Disguise
By, Donna M. Monnig
We all look for opportunities, that chance in a lifetime deal, that door that will open our life to success, the fateful moment that will change everything, the opportunity to show what we’re made of and achieve our dreams. We all look for opportunities, but we don’t always find them.
Opportunity can be a hard thing to find, sometimes we like to think that those who do find it are just luckier than us, that others have all the luck in the world and that’s why they get all the oppotunities. However, there is an alternative reason that we can explore as to why opportunity is so hard to find. Thomas Alva Edison figured it out, he said: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
So there we have it, opportunity has simply been in disguise all this time! Now that we know what to look for though perhaps opportunites will be easier to find.
In conclusion, I’ll leave you with another rhyme of mine.
Opportunity is sought after like a golden prize,
So, to escape the fame it created a disguise.
First, it donned overalls then watched for a reaction,
The more it looked like work the less the folk’s attraction.
So, ever since, Opportunity, has dressed in disguise,
Only those who know it’s work can now gain the prize.
Opportunity doesn’t just come knocking at the door,
It takes work to find it, so what are we waiting for?
©Donna M. Monnig