In this post, we will share fifteen quotes about seizing opportunity to encourage you to seize it in your life. If you’ve ever wondered about what distinguishes successful businesspeople from others, we encourage you to read through this post. In it, we believe you will discover that what differentiates those who succeed from the rest are their business instincts. In other words, their ability to recognize an upcoming opportunity, prepare for it and embrace it when it arrives. Likewise, successful businesspeople also know when to exit a business venture. By keeping track of new opportunities and changing markets, they are able to maximize their profits. So, here is a brief discussion on the power of taking opportunity and fifteen quotes about seizing opportunity.
Lucius Seneca, the Roman Philosopher is credited to have said this about opportunity:
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”.
This means that when the skills we have developed through preparation meet with the right opportunity, success happens. So, when you meet someone that seems to have exceptional luck, they are just exceptionally prepared.
On that note, here are some related posts we’ve written in the past about seizing opportunity that you might enjoy:
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- How to Succeed in Life: Ten things to give up
- Twenty-Five Inspiring Quotes by John D. Rockefeller
- Five Tips on How to Never Give Up on your Dreams
- How to Overcome the Fear of Failure
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In the next section, we will briefly discuss the power of taking opportunity.
The Power of Taking Opportunity
One important lesson mankind has come to learn in the last 120 years is that we can create our destinies. And while it is true that upbringing, environment, and other factors shape that destiny, we are the ultimate key players. It can even be argued that this realization is what has boosted the advancement of man this last century.
Think about it for a few minutes. In the last century, man has learnt to fly, defy nature, create electricity and computers, and change how we live. In addition, advances in medical science have equipped man with knowledge and tools to live longer, healthier lives. All this has come by understanding that we can decide to fail or succeed.
The power of taking opportunity, simply put, is that realization that what we do determines our level of success. It is, indeed, a powerful force.
Fifteen Quotes about Seizing Opportunity to Motivate You
Here are fifteen specially curated quotes about seizing opportunity to encourage you to take advantage of opportunities around you. We sincerely hope they motivate you to seize opportunity in your life endeavors:
- Opportunities are presented to us each and every day, but do we see them? To see an opportunity, we must be open to all thoughts. – Catherine Pulsifer
- The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. – Orison Swett Marden
- Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long, you miss them. – William Arthur Ward
- Jump at opportunities to take on responsibilities. People should try new things, that’s how to grow. – Kevin Murray
- Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. – Jim Carrey
- Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand. – Bruce Barton
- Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. – Stephen Covey
- We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it. – Julie Andrews
- Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. – Mario Andretti
- Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent. – Nolan Ryan
- If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes, then learn how to do it later. – Richard Branson
- Once you have come to a realization of your own limits, you will find that your life can be full of mind-blowing opportunities. – Sam Rivers
- There are two benefits of failures, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work, and second the failure gives you an opportunity to try a new approach. – Destiny Madu
- Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by. – Og Mandino
We hope you have been deeply inspired by these quotes about seizing opportunity. We found the sixth quote on our list about developing the opportunities you have at hand very motivational. Which of the quotes on our list did you like best? Leave us a comment with your favorite quotes. As always, we would love to hear from you.
Today’s Funny Quote
Our funny quote for today is by Cathy Guisewite, the American Cartoonist:
When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.
Do you agree with Cathy? What three unique things do you do when life gives you lemons? Let us know in the comments below.
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