“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” -Benjamin Franklin
Keep this in mind when it comes to the opportunities that are in front of you.
There are plenty of opportunities that exist in front of us daily. Whether it is finding employment, love, money, or even an adventure, the opportunities are there in front of us. At the same time, the fears and concerns are there.
Today’s inspiration is all about seeing what you will do with the opportunities that are in front of you. First, we must answer the following questions:
- What does it mean to jump?
- Why do people fear jumping at opportunity?
- What choices do you have when it comes to your opportunities?
- How can you jump and become successful?
Now that we have the questions set up, let’s find the answers!
What does it mean to jump?
Merriam-Webster has allowed me to find the perfect definitions for this topic. To jump means:
- To start out or forward.
- To move energetically.
In order to jump at something, you got to make the decision to simply go!
Why do people fear jumping at opportunity?
There are plenty of reasons why a person would fear jumping at opportunity. I will list a few below:
- They may think they would be unsuccessful.
- A person with this feeling would easily turn down any opportunity that has plenty of uncertainty and unknowns.
- They may fear other people may think negatively about the opportunity.
- A person who is concerned about the negativity of others will ultimately let that negativity breed inside of them and either quit or never try.
- They may not think it is their time.
- A person with this mentality will let opportunity after opportunity pass them by simply because not everything is in place.
- They may fall and never get back up.
- A person who feels this way may not trust in anyone or anything to help them when things may not go to plan.
Whatever your reason may be, if you are fearful of jumping at the opportunities that are in front you, then you cannot complain when someone actually jumps, takes the opportunities that were meant for you, and become successful.
What choices do you have when it comes to your opportunities?
We have already listed our two choices above, so let’s break them both down for you.
- Jump quickly at opportunities.
- When you choose to jump at your opportunities, you are simply taking that leap of faith and accepting the highs and lows that will come with taking a chances.
- Jump quickly at conclusions.
- When you jump quickly to the conclusions, you are limiting yourself from exploring the possibilities and keeping yourself from someone or something that could change your life.
Which of these options sound like the best option? I personally like to jump at the whenever opportunity presents itself before me. I never truly know if the opportunity will come again, so I just simply take it and run with it.
How can you jump and become successful?
I can recall taking the jump on June 14, 2016 with my first post Don’t Be A Dreamer, Be A Doer of Success! I was taking a jump into the land of blogging, and I had no clue where it would take me. I wrote daily and there were days where I was not getting any type of results. I just kept on writing and trusting in my ability to inspire and motivate. With time and patience, eventually things started to fall into place.
- People started to come and visit, comment, like, and share my posts.
- I have received opportunities to guest blog and even have my content reblogged on several sites.
- I have even received the opportunity to share my content with The Huffington Post.
I will say that none of this would have happened if I did not decided to jump initially. I often show my appreciation to everyone who has been involved in this process because it has been a team effort to get me here. As I continue to blog and deliver to you daily inspiration and motivation, I am always grateful to everyone who have been with me along the way since I decided to jump into blogging in June 2016.
Here is what you can take away from my story:
- You just have to take a chance on yourself and make the jump into the unknown.
- Once you jump, you have to trust in the process and never look back.
- Do not let the down times bother you in the process.
- Learn about yourself through the ups and the downs.
- Make sure to give thanks and share with others about your success.
- Do not forget to teach what you know to others so that they can be successful.
If you can do all of this, you will be able to jump and become successful.
I encourage you to take some time and reflect on the opportunities where you have had the chance to take the jump and do something. Think about what you did and how that decision changed your life. You will find that some of your best moments in life featured you taking a jump and go all out in the process. Let’s remember that you will find that in jumping into any opportunity, there will be moments that will have you second guessing, but you got to let that jump to let you learn what you need to know along the way so that you can eventually learn how to fly and become successful.
I have a video from Steve Harvey that I would love for you to take a look at. Steve reminds us we can choose to be safe, but we will never experience it all until we make the decision to jump.
In addition to the video, I have a few questions in which I would love for you to give some thought. Feel free to answer and comment below:
- Can you recall a moment in your life where you decide to jump in and not look back?
- What made you decide to jump?
- How has your moment been since that moment?
- What would you recommend to someone about jumping at the opportunity to succeed?
Your answers and comment can help yourself or someone else answer this important question…
- How can you jump and become successful?
-Michael J. Fite