MIssed Opportunities  

rm_JohnMacLaine 50M
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7/16/2006 8:53 pm

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7/17/2006 5:17 pm

MIssed Opportunities

Timing, its a bitch....

I am the type of person that believes in being conservative. Historically I have not been able to take most of the opportunities that have been presented to me and either take advantage of them or achieve what it is I set out to do. The reason? Fear, nervousness, shyness, rejection, failure. Most, if not all of the above, are reasons for me missing so many opportunities in life. Recently I discovered an opportunity that slipped through my fingers, but could have been there for me if I had only acted when I should have. Despite missing this opportunity, I am moving forward, and although I was late in trying to grab hold of this opportunity, I am optomistic that down the road the same opportunity will present itself to me. When and if the time comes, I will not waiver, I will not hesitate, I will grab it, hold it, and hopefully, never let it go.

For the most part, I am happy with my life thus far. I have a wonderful son, a family that loves me, I am not a drug abuser, I am not an alcoholic, and I am disease free. I am relatively successful in my profession, and will soon be back in my own place. With that being said, there are a lot of times in my past where I wish I would have made better choices, taken advantage of certain situations, and again, grabbed some missed opportunities. I have never been one to take chances, but after this last episode, I am wondering if maybe I should be taking more chances.

To all of you out there afraid to take a chance, learn from me, and grab hold of every opportunity you can....

something to think about...


"I can retain neither respect or affection for a government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its own immorality" Mahatma Ghandi

heavensent11236 52F

7/17/2006 5:02 am

Everyone has these fears, nobody likes to be rejected or turned down, but if you don't try to take advantage of opportunities when they do present themselves your guaranteed to fail.
So, really think about it, you fail ONLY if you don't take chances, fearing what MIGHT happen. Taking a chance however, sometimes you just never know, could be the best thing you've ever done.

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