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  • Hey guys!

  • Today I want to talk about seizing and creating opportunities.

  • But before we jump right into it, let's lay down a simple definition of what seizing opportunity is.

  • And in my opinion, I think it comes down to two points.

  • Solving problems.

  • Realizing hope.

  • Who doesn't want that?

  • Who doesn't need that?

  • Everybody's looking forward to seize their next opportunity in life.

  • The problem is chances are rare.

  • They come and go every once in a while, lasting only seconds of a moment.

  • So, how do we capture, how do we hold on to these life-changing instants?

  • I'd like to put this in a metaphor.

  • Imagine yourself in a soccer match, 90 minutes of time, 22 players on the field.

  • Now here's a question.

  • How much time do you expect to have control over the ball?

  • How much time do you think you'll have the ball at your feet?

  • Guess.

  • Three.

  • Two.

  • One.

  • The answer is, according to stats, on the average, it's less than two minutes.

  • I know, quite shocking, right?

  • I was surprised, too.

  • And among all the players, the central forwards get the less time with merely 49 seconds plus and minus 43.

  • So if you were the striker trying to make a goal, you would have at most 92 seconds in a 90-minute game to make that happen.

  • What sets the top strikers apart from the others is the ability to do their magic in those 90 seconds.

  • Chances come and go in an instant.

  • They don't choose occasions.

  • They don't wait until you're ready.

  • They don't wait until you get into position.

  • They don't come in from your preferred angle or when you expect.

  • They don't attend to you.

  • You attend to them.

  • And so, to catch your chances, here are three tips.

  • First and number one.

  • You have to be alert.

  • You have to be focused.

  • You have to always be on your toes, that way when your opportunity comes in an instant, you can seize it in that moment.

  • Just like players on the field, people who make the run every single moment are getting themselves in the best condition(position) to seize that chance of a shot.

  • You don't wait for something good to happen, you attend to it.

  • You attend to it so that you're making yourself capable, you're making yourself available of making something happen when the condition and time is right.

  • That's number one.

  • Second, number two.

  • No, excuse.

  • This is a very important mentality.

  • One reason I like Lionel Messi so much is because of his attitude.

  • Some people like to call him the dog man ... out of respect.

  • Because he's always so focused and concentrated on the ball.

  • Trying to make plays, trying to make passes, trying to take shots.

  • People know what magic he can do, so he often gets tackled.

  • He often gets brutally fouled on.

  • But he rarely goes down and cries for foul, nor does he look at the referee for cards.

  • As long as he's capable of keeping himself in the game, he'll get right back up and keep chasing the ball.

  • He's so concentrated on trying to win that he doesn't have any time to whine or complain.

  • And that's a winner's mentality.

  • Your opportunity might come to you when life is treating you unfair.

  • When you're down.

  • When you're weak.

  • When you're sick.

  • When you're alone.

  • When you're suffering.

  • When you're strapped for cash.

  • Are you gonna lie down and cry for foul?

  • Or are you gonna get up on your feet?

  • Try to make that run?

  • Try to make that play?

  • Attitude is very Important.

  • 'Cos opportunities do not attend to your needs.

  • They're neutral.

  • They come and go.

  • There's no space for excuses.

  • That's number two.

  • Third and last, number three.

  • This is something that we can all do beforehand.

  • And that is to be well-prepared.

  • When the ball comes right at you, you only have less than a second to put it in the back of the net.

  • Even if you're focused.

  • Even if you're in the right position, even if you're in the right mindset.

  • You could still miss that game-changing shot if you don't have the proper skills.

  • So to seize your right opportunities, you need to build your skills, your knowledge, your capabilities for months, years, if not more.

  • You have to polish it to the extent it becomes a habit, a natural instinct.

  • So that it'll come to use anytime, anywhere you need it to.

  • In other words, you have to intentionally command yourself on and off the pitch.

  • When you're off the pitch, command yourself to be disciplined.

  • Train, learn, prepare yourself.

  • When you're on the pitch, command yourself to be focused, alert, agile, continuously making the run into position.

  • And that is the same thing with everything in our lives.

  • That is exactly how we should prepare ourselves to seize those opportunities in life.

  • Chances come to those who run every day.

  • Peace.

Hey guys!

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