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Did I manage to write an article before the last possible day of the month? Holy shit, it appears as though I did!

Let’s get right into it:

Perspective is everything.

What did you read? ‘Opportunity is nowhere’ or ‘opportunity is now here’?

I saw this hashtag on Twitter this week and it definitely made me think. Sometimes we read at face value. Tweets, statements, people, etc. It’s not until we take a few moments to actually observe the subject that we really understand it.

Now, this hashtag leaves room for interpretation, but the way you interpret it is your perspective. Are you saying ‘poor me’ and accepting the fact that you’re never going to catch a break, no matter where you are, or are you taking the situation you’re given and capitalizing on it?

I’ve personally struggled with this in a way, because while I like to view myself as someone who rolls with the punches and takes ‘the shit’ and makes the best of the situation, I’m also always looking for what’s next:

Where can I go next? I’ll be happy when...

I think a lot of that has to do with optimism and looking forward to the future. I know that I personally work a lot harder when I have something I’m working towards and not just working to stay in the same place or position.

That’s no excuse to not enjoy the here-and-now.

However, I’ve been around far too many people who play victim to their situation. In all honesty, I’m not sure what it stems from. Some people see the ugly side of life early. It’s a shame, because it can skew ones views of the world, and leave them feeling stuck.

As I said in last month’s article: winning is 90% mental.

Perspective is a mental game.

Change your perspective, change your life.

Nobody can open your eyes for you, but once you do, you’ll see that opportunity is everywhere.

Opportunity is now here- in the here & now.

Maybe that person you see winning isn’t just ‘getting lucky’

After all, ‘luck’ is when preparation meets opportunity.

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Devan Taylor
2020년 4월 19일


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