STRIKING while the iron’s hot can be the difference between success – and missing that once in a lifetime opportunity.
Seizing an opportunity when it arrives is important and can have a dramatic impact on your personal success. Determination to grab that chance to get on is the key, regardless of ability or training – being in the right place at the right time, mentally as well as physically, can propel your fortunes on to a higher plane. As they say, fortune favours the brave.
Having positivity in our outlook can help bring about the right environment for these opportunities to arise.
Ewan Thomas MBE, a former European and World 400m champion and GB Olympic relay silver medallist recently tweeted: ‘Cut negativity out of your life. There’s no place for things that drain your happiness. Try to surround yourself with positivity, plus be good to others.’
It is good advice as negative thoughts can close off opportunities. And thinking positively will help reach out to others, enabling them to be successful and content.
True success can be measured by the impact we have on the lives of others such as when we greet people with a smile and truly care about their lives, troubles, goals and achievements.
It is not enough to do just enough because ultimately, that will never be enough. Aim low and you will achieve even less. Building in over-achievement in our actions means there will always be enough. That way we will be happy and breed happiness among those with whom we share our lives.
Expect success, like Ewan Thomas and other top sportspeople and business entrepreneurs do, and share it with others so you will then receive it in abundance.