You get what you attract – with your thoughts, words, beliefs, actions and inactions. Here are 10 tips for attracting opportunity: Decide what you want, what you must do to get it, and then map out a plan to do what you must. Action is the keyword here. Do what you have to do; sow then you will reap. Don’t sow, or don’t sow the right thing, and you’ll not get what you want. When you do what you must do, you attract opportunity, even if you have to wait awhile. Look for people who have attained what you desire. Learn from them. Ask them to mentor you. Read their biographies. Do what they teach you. You will get better at what you do and so attract opportunity. Find mentors. Learn from others. It will open opportunity’s doors to you. Always be prepared. Have an up-to-date, purpose crafted CV on hand. Carry neat, up-to-date business cards with a sharp, attention-grabbing message on them. Keep a well organized portfolio of your work. Up-date it regularly. When you are prepared you recognize opportunities and grab them while they are still hot. Without preparation, opportunity seldom comes by, and if it did, we would not recognize it. Unpreparedness causes us to lose opportunities to those who are ready for them. Be the one who is always ready. Learn the body language of success – a firm handshake, square shoulders, standing up-right rather than slouching, looking people in the eye as you greet them. People will perceive you as successful, which opens more doors. Dress as you want to be perceived – sharp, orderly, appropriately, decently. This helps to create a favourable impression of you, which also opens the doors of opportunity. Commit to Personal Development. Be proactive with your own growth. To have more you must first become more. Your growth is in your own hands. Do something about it today– register for a course, take it and get qualified; learn a profitable skill; ask some one to mentor you. Do whatever you can to ensure your own growth. Become more and attract opportunity. Network among succeeding and successful people. Of course you know some – old school mates, neighbours, friends, acquaintances. Every one knows someone. The more you network the wider your net of opportunity becomes. Be a giver. Sow in cash and kind. Our seeds return to us, often in the form of opportunity. Believe that opportunities exist. We attract what we believe in, positive or negative. If you doubt the existence of opportunity, you will not recognise it when it appears. Be genuinely and selflessly helpful to others. Habitual givers never lack (but habitual receivers always do!). Brian Tracy says, “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?" " Sally Koch says, “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday. " If you give to others because you get from them, they will reward you. If you give because you want to help, God owes you, and He’ll repay you in the way that is best for you.
Whatever it is you are looking for, opportunity abounds. If you prepare for opportunity, you will recognise and take hold of it. If you do not prepare, it will pass you by without your even knowing it. This is the case with those who complain about a lack of opportunity. They complain all day and neglect to prepare. The fact that they do not believe in its existence makes opportunity even more elusive to them. Practise any or all of these ten tips and open opportunity’s doors. Be wise, be prepared, believe, and attract. It’s all up to you.
Copyright 2005 Oma Edoja
Oma Edoja is a freelance writer, motivational speaker and publisher. She publishes an inspirational ezine, The Up-Mobile Ezine, at http://up-mobile.blogspot.com
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