“William Blake once wrote: “There are things that are known and things that are unknown. And in between, there are doors.”
There will be hundreds, if not thousands of opportunities that will come your way in your lifetime. Whether or not you choose to accept these opportunities is up to you. I have come to learn that opportunities don’t always come to you, sometimes you have to make your own opportunities. If you stand around waiting for things to happen, life is gonna fly by and for all you know, you could be missing out on the extraordinary. Now, this isn’t to say not to believe in fate & chance, because I too believe that what is meant to be will be. But, on the other hand, I believe that fate & chance need the influence of “effort” from you, in order to happen… because I believe in hard work. Life isn’t just going to hand you everything you need, you need to put a little work into it, and then it can reward you greatly.
Take chances and opportunities, while you are still young enough to take them… Because one day you could forget what its like to be the age you are now; and you never want to wonder “what if.” You want to look back and have stories to tell, have pictures become old photographs, and have dreams become your reality. So right now, if you are waiting for something…is there anything you can do to make it happen? Don’t wait for the universe or fate or chance or whatever you believe in, to grant your every wish. If you want something go after it because right now, these moments are happening and life…it is happening too.
So, if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.