How many times have you thought to yourself, "why can't good things happen to me?" Well, they can, and you just need to be open to them happening so you can see the opportunities that present themselves to you each day.
I can't guarantee that these will be life changing, that they'll shift your life, outcomes or whatever else is important to you, but I can guarantee that if you sort through the ordinary and plain, you'll find some gems. It's quite surprising to me how many people don't make the most of the wonderful opportunities that fall into their hands each day. Sometimes we can't see the wood for the trees.
Perhaps you'll find yourself in a position at work to take on a new project that, when delivered, might give rise to a promotion or a move around the world. It could happen when you meet a new contact at an event that can connect you to a world of possibilities in your personal or professional life. Or maybe you'll be out one day or night and bump into someone special who could be important to you romantically.
And it's then up to you as to what you do with those gems. Will you hesitate and miss an opportunity, or will you grab it with both hands and make the most of it? Will you question yourself and what you want so that the moment passes, leaving you standing there wondering what you lost? Or maybe you'll say that you are not good enough for whatever it is, and the opportunity will move on to someone else who believes they are worthy.
The bottom line is to always be on the lookout for the gems that could change your life, and also be truly open to them, so they don't pass you by. By doing so, you can turn that wishful thinking around and move from 'what if?' to 'what is'.
A moment may not always last forever, but if you are ready to look out for them, a moment might just change your life forever. Keep your eyes open, keep your mind open, and above all, keep your heart open. Enjoy!
Rob Whitfield is the CEO and Founder of One Brit, No Bull, a coaching and corporate training company based in Los Angeles and operating worldwide. Rob can be contacted here or on (+1) 518 9NO BULL.
Sign up now for the free periodic One Brit, No Bull newsletter and make your life amazing with career, money, relationship, health and fitness, communication and other life affirming tips and hacks delivered straight to your inbox! Hurry! Sign up here!
As well as being an experienced management consultant and energetic public speaker, Rob Whitfield is a certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a certified Master Coach and a certified Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy. No Bull.