Have you ever had an opportunity come to you that it was so scary it could work that you decided not to act?  Unfortunately I’ve done that several times in my life.  NEVER AGAIN.

After my recently missed opportunity, I decided to search for quotes that will set me straight for future references.  Would like to share these with you so that you will understand that although scary, sometimes you have to take the risk as it will give you big reward.

I hope these inspire you to continue to pursue your goals personally and professionally:

“Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.”
―― Henry Ford

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work”
―― Thomas A. Edison

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
―― Winston S. Churchill

“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
―― Oprah Winfrey

“Teachers Open The Doors, But You Must Enter By Yourself.” –- Chinese Proverb

“I Feel That Luck Is Preparation Meeting Opportunity.” -– Oprah Winfrey

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” –Albert Einstein

“Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.” –Anonymous

“Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.” –Hillary Clinton

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” –Bruce Lee

This quote by Warren Buffet really hit home for me because although I retreat more on my pessimistic side, I know it’s the opportunistic side that will set the tone for how I want my daughter to chase her dreams.

For my Courtney:

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” –Warren Buffett

Note to: Self

The following is a note I had written when I was 18 (so don’t judge of improper grammar lol)  to myself when I decided whenever I decide to look through my high school yearbook.

Note to self

“You have done it. You are finally done with high school. Now it really gets real. You are about to experience the real world. The opportunity has arrived to further your education. Another door is about to open. You must always no matter what happens, put your love and trust into God & your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you put your faith in Them, you’ll be worry-free. Never give up and put your best work in EVERYTHING you do. Don’t settle for less. Give the best and you will receive the best. Don’t forget where you come from. If you remember your roots you will not lose yourself. Never forget who and what has shaped you into becoming the woman you are today. If it wasn’t for them, you would be lost. Most importantly, HAVE FUN !! :)”

My 18-year-old self reminded me of where I started from and where I will be going.  Fascinating out your former self can put things back into perspective and reassure you.

6 days to NYC!