Seize Opportunity

Movie producer, Michael Todd once said, “Being broke is temporary, being poor is a state of mind.” So it is with opportunity.

Whether you see opportunities or limitations is entirely within your control. How you view the world is a reflection of your mental attitude.

If you focus on your inadequacies, you will be plagued by fear, doubt, and failure, but when you focus on your strengths, you will find courage, confidence, and success.

Self-confidence can replace self-doubt only by deliberate planned effort. When you start to doubt your capabilities, pause to review your previous accomplishments. Identify every experience that might be helpful to you in your present situation. When you apply the knowledge and wisdom you have accumulated, there are few limitations that you cannot overcome.

Those who are quick to see their limitations generally are slow to seeing their opportunities.

Intention: Today I will notice that there is opportunity in all that is presented to me.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Thomas Waterhouse @Encouraging

    04. Oct, 2009

    I believe that we must claim our victories in order to have victories. This is the “stuff” that feeds the heart of confidence! Sometimes victories are big, but most times they are humble. I made it out of bed this morning (victory), brushed my teeth and washed my face (victory), made a cup of coffee (victory), and here I am “seizing the opportunity” of responding to Lolly’s article (major victory!). Thank you Lolly for the opportunity and the encouragement to seize it!

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