Opportunity Favours the Prepared, Not the Lucky 机会是留给有准备的人,不是幸运的人

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yun-opportunity

Opportunity Favours the Prepared, Not the Lucky

My years in the business world has been a long and fateful journey. Till now, one principle that I hold on dearly is that opportunities should be created by yourself.

There is a saying that goes: Opportunities do not appear for no reason. They are created.
Indeed, this is my conviction.

Succesful people may have had some luck in what they do, but mostly its about working behind the scenes, away from the eyes of the public and toiling away when no one is looking. It is about preparing yourself for any opportunity that may occur, or even better, creating opportunities for yourself.

Anyone that wants success cannot just wait for it to land on their laps. They need to discover and create their own success stories.

So stop waiting around. If no one is giving you opportunities, that only proves one thing: that you need to create a way for yourself.

Have you heard of anyone who has achieved true and meaningful success by just sitting around and waiting? I doubt so.

I have also never heard anyone achieve great heights in life through whining and self-pity. Remember, no one is obliged to make you successful and happy. That duty lies solely in your own hands.

Pay attention. Observe. Opportunities are everywhere.

Sure, there may be times when lady luck is not on your side, but thousands of people have made a name for themselves even amidst the most difficult times.

Oscar winner Julie Andrews once said: “Work hard, learn well, be prepared. When the opportunity comes, seize it.”
I have also experienced failures in my career. At that point, it was hard to not wonder why it happened to me. Why fate was not on my side despite me giving my best in everything I do. My emotions affected my judgment, and it might have cost me precious opportunities.

Fortunately, I knew I needed to stop whining, and start fixing things. I knew that giving up was never an option.
The way to “making it” in life is exactly that—make it. Not wait, not whine, not sit around. get up, go out there and make things happen.

机会是留给有准备的人,不是幸运的人

从商几十年来,我的事业从零到有,从有到如今的规模,我都坚信一点:机会除了是别人给予之外,最重要的是自己去创造。

有一句话说的特别好:“机会不会无缘无故出现,他们是你所创造的。”

对于这句话,我深信不疑。

成功的人,或许拥有幸运,但更多的是他们你都在我们看不到的地方努力着,把握每一个出现在眼前的机会,更甚者,去争取、去制造机会,让自己能大步向前迈进。

一个人若想成功,不该只是坐在原地等待别人给你机会,而是要自己去发掘、去发现。

不要等待机会,而要创造机会,即使别人不肯给你机会,自己也要给自己机会,甚至要想办法替自己创造机会。

如果机会不来敲门,那么就想办法替自己打开一扇门,若只是坐在原地等待机会来临,那么你很可能永远等不到,任何机会总是要想办法争取才有。

也别埋怨别人不给你机会,埋怨别人总是看不到你的才华,因为别人没有义务要给你什么,因为机会是靠自已创造出来的,只要肯努力并用心观察生活周遭,你便会发觉机会是无所不在的。
只要够努力,你其实可以替自己创造机会,而不会等待机会上门。

不要只羡慕别人的好运,更不要抱怨自己缺少机会,机会只会留给努力付出的人。

我也明白,在追求梦想的道路上,难免会遇到运气不佳的时候,你可以抱怨时运不济,造成你只能被迫等待别人给你机会,但别忘了,你也可以主动自己创造机会。山不转人转,机会就在你主动出击时尾随而来!

奥斯卡金像奖得主,英国女演员茱莉安德鲁斯(Julie Andrews)曾说:“认真工作,努力学习,让自己做好准备,机会来临时,你就有能力抓住它”。

我也曾在职业生涯中遭遇失意,那时侯也会觉得自己为何会被上天遗弃,负面的情绪就影响了判断力,以致于差点错过出现在眼前的机会。幸运的是,纵使我会抱怨我时运不佳,但从来未曾想要放弃。
各位,人的一生总会遇到几次大好机会,不用烦恼为什么机会始终还没出现,而该戒慎恐惧的是当机会来临时自己是否已有能力牢牢抓住它。

机会往往无所不在,而我们看不到机会的原因往往是因为不够用心观察周遭的环境以及缺乏丰富的想像力,很多机会,都是由个人的努力与在细节上用心所带来的。

人生的出路,不是等着靠别人给你机会,而是要替自己创造机会,机会永远只留给那些努力而且已经准备好的人。

文章参考:

http://www.knowledger.info/2014/08/02/dont-wait-for-opportunities-but-create-it-by-yourself/

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