Opportunities are all around us, but most of us let them slip by because we’re unaware of the signals or untrained to spot them. Other times, we identify them as problems (instead of challenges), and that makes us miss them. Who needs more problems, anyway? But in reality, we sabotage our success that way because we neglect to take advantage of those chances that life sends our way.
Can We Identify and Unlock Opportunities without Having Goals?
What is it that I am trying to find? What is it that I want to achieve? What are the ways or opportunities for achieving it? How will I know when it presents itself?
Without having a clear vision of what or where you want to be, how could you identify and unlock any opportunities that life throws at you? How are you supposed to find something when you don’t even know what you are trying to find? Having a vision means having a broader picture of your life or business. It means you have a clear sense of purpose that allows you to set and reach short term goals and tackle problems as they come your way. A vision is a clear and strong mental picture of the real results of real efforts. That picture is still not achieved, meaning that it comes from the future to energize and inform the present. It’s the most powerful tool that helps individuals and organizations get the results they want.
What is an Opportunity?
If the vision is the final picture of what you want to achieve, opportunities are situations that allow you to take smaller steps or achieve short term goals on the road. It could be anything that provides you with a chance to alter circumstances for the better.
In theory, it sounds easy and wonderful – opportunities are everywhere, and you should grab them to realize your goals. In reality, opportunities come disguised as hard work or problems. The untrained eye that sees this way is unable to see past the present moment. But with a clear vision in mind, you will see your problems as challenges that test your will and strength.
The most important thing is taking the initial step, once the vision is there to provide confidence that everything else will fall into place. After taking advantage of a particular opportunity, you may not know what your next step is going to be. But that doesn’t matter, because you’ll already be one or more steps ahead of others.
Vision is What Inspires Action
A strong vision pulls in people, ideas, and other resources. It inspires action and creates the will and energy to make changes happen. It encourages us to persist, commit, and give our best. On the road to success, opportunities are like checkpoints that we learn to identify and unlock while on the run.
Vision is the key element that helps you in your ups and downs, but it also draws others to you. People are also vital in creating and identifying opportunities because they bring different ideas, skills, and strengths to the table. At that point, you can remain engaged to your goal while surrounding yourself with great people that can help extend and implement the vision.