Unique Opportunities Await!
By: Dave Schmitt
Years ago, I received a call from one of my customers, late on a Friday afternoon. After exchanging a few pleasantries, he said that he had a unique opportunity for me. My curiosity peaked, I asked what it was. Turns out he had a rush job he needed printed and delivered by Monday morning! That was definitely unique, likely impossible, but definitely unique.
Our lives and our jobs are constantly full of unique opportunities. We may see them as problems, headaches, obstacles or challenges. No matter the form they take, they are still opportunities for us to learn and grow. If it weren’t for all these opportunities, where else would we be able to learn in this trial by fire world.
Now I realize that this may be easier said then done. We all have situations occur in our lives that push us to the breaking point. That is just reality. What we can change however, is how we look at and approach these situations. When life throws a speed bump your way, use it as a tool to learn something from it. Once you’ve made it through, now you have a knowledge base that is at least one solution bigger than it was before. Next time you will be that much better equipped to problem solve a particular situation. Life is full of unique opportunities, seize them as ways to learn and grow. Never quit learning.