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If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live -- with your self-respect alive and growing.
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.
The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity -- an opportunity to be polite -- an opportunity to be manly -- an opportunity to be honest -- an opportunity to make friends.
If you see the bandwagon you've missed it.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.
Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.
Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?
It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The right man is the one that seizes the moment.
If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a-coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the road side until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
About the time we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Some say opportunity knocks only once, That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.
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.
Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
Where one door closes, another opens.
We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.
We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot.
People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
Why are there so many people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
Arrange Whatever pieces come your way.
If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are.
You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
Opportunities are everywhere. The recession might be drawing to a close, but its continuing legacy is employers' reliance on short-term staff. There may be fewer jobs for life, but there are more jobs in a lifetime.
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.

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