"Don't allow your doubts to be responsible for missing your boat. Our lives are defined largely by opportunities, the ones we take and even the ones we let slip by. Your big opportunity may be where you are now, looking you in the face, but you refuse to see it. It is so easy to instantly disregard an opportunity that comes your way, simply because it is dressed in overalls and appears too much hard work to follow up.
No successful person will ever complain of insufficient opportunities; they prepare themselves to seize every chance that comes their way.They are the ones who have made it an art of life to catch all the good within their reach. They realise that good opportunities are seldom presented, but are so easily lost if we let them slip through our net. As a society, I frequently feel that we place too much store on one's ability, which although good, is of little worth without the opportunity to employ it.
How many times have you heard of the man or woman who had the opportunity of securing true love, but by the time they realised it was there, it had gone; their indecisiveness enabled the catch to slip through their grasp as they'd dithered with their destiny. Their sad lament in later years as they pass their evenings alone with their dog or cat as their only companion is to console themselves with the memory of 'what might have been', but never was: 'There was another life I might have had, a happier and more fulfilling life, but having missed my moment, I missed the boat and I am having this one instead.'
So do not miss out on the opportunities that come your way, for more often than not, they pass but once and rarely return. As the Austrian writer, Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach once remarked, 'When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can.'" William Forde: March 22nd, 2018.