March 05, 2006

Creating opportunities

I believe quite firmly that opportunities don’t just come about when you’re hanging out on your couch in front of the tv. You have to create your own opportunities – you have to make it happen.

Y wrote about something similar a few weeks back:
Your mind is a really incredible, phenomenal thing. It's really amazing just what you can do when you decide to do it.
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It's called attitude. Go cop one and see what you can do .

Over the last week or so I have come to realize that I haven’t really been doing this over the past few months. I’ve tried, but it feels as if I’ve been floating around without any direction. Which in turn was frustrating because I didn’t know how to change this.

This has changed. Or at least, that’s what it feels like at the moment.
The previous week has been very inspiring. I was able to meet some new people and old friends whose advice and insights have helped a lot. Some new possibilities have appeared, and I see ways of getting to where I want to be. It’s going to take a lot of effort and energy but that’s okay. It’ll be worth it. And I’ve never chosen the easy way out, but have always been able to do the things I wanted to. And more. So I can do that this time too.

What’s more, I used to think about ‘creating opportunities’ only in the context of study and work, but not in terms of anything more personal like relationships. And I think I was wrong to think so. So, that’s another thing I’m changing. And surprisingly (or, maybe not), it seems to be working.

Life is good. There’s a lot going on but, at the moment, life is good.

6 comments:

yptucide said...

Happy to hear that!! :)

bonny said...

My talking with my parents recently is also mostly about future plans. Sometimes we may feel confused or frustrated, however, we have some certain people supporting us at the back and the best thing is...they are always there! Well, the support may be...not materially but mentally.
To me, try best to do the most, paying less attention to the final achievement is my present moto:)

Good luck on your way, and the same to myself.^^

TessaJ said...

I feel like this sometimes too. Most of the time, in fact! But it so often has to do with the choices *I* make and not the choices others make that might impact me.

chimera said...

hi there,
just wanted to say I am glad things are going well for you !

Rachelle said...

zie je wel ;)

machiruda said...

Thanks guys :)

Updates after the weekend (well, Friday). Let's see if all these things that appear good will lead to anything concrete ...