Those who say that opportunity knocks at your door only once do not say the truth. "I am ready and standing at your door every morning, waiting for you to wake up, rise and fight and win me. Every day," says opportunity, "I belong to him who says, 'I can!'"
This truth is echoed in witty quotes such as "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity," and "The harder I work, the luckier I get," (originally attributed to Samuel Goldwyn) that have been passed on to us for many years through the works of an endless list of thinkers such as Napolean Hill, Earl Nightingale, W. Clement Stone, and Claude M. Bristol.
Opportunity is not a random happenstance, the result of some mysterious factors. It may seem random, but let me assure you, we live in a deterministic world ordained by cause and effect. The goal achiever knows this. He doesn't wait for opportunity. Every day, he creates it. A goal achiever does this by creating in his mind a definite sense of his goal, a positive mental attitude filled with faith and belief, and relentless action in the direction of his goal. So should we.
If we have failed in the past, we must forget our losses and failures. Dwelling on losses will create more losses. We must think, instead, of the past victories and success we've had, no matter how small they were. That will propel us into the direction of success.
What has been done cannot be undone. Quit thinking of it. Start afresh, anew! Now! The future's pages are white as snow. We are free to write anything on them. Every morning is a brand new chance to move even closer towards your goal. Every night is a new chance to introspect and guide our feet back on to the path of our goal.
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