Warning: Take Advantage of Your Opportunities before They Run Out

Public Service Announcement:

A closed mouth doesn’t get fed.

A plain, simple, yet powerful statement that we all use so frequently and loosely; however, never really take heed to it.

How many of us go through life and not really express the things we want out of life? We wake up each morning, wishing things were different and seeing others seek out opportunities and achieve their wildest dreams and you wonder, “why can’t the things I desire happen for me?”

Well, part of it is because of a lack of communication. Life is all about networking with the right kinds of people, and speaking up about what you want when the moment is presented to you.  Many times, we find ourselves in prime positions to seek out the opportunities we long for, but no one ever knows because sometimes those words are never spoken.

As I get older, and I do more and more evaluation, I find that even in my own life, there are so many things that I want to accomplish, and I’ve been in the positions to excel, but I can be very shy and that will hinder my opportunities.  With 2018 coming to a close, I vowed to myself that 2019 So be seen, speak up, let the world know what you want; otherwise, you won’t even know what you are capable of, or what you will be able to achieve.

I advise all of us to begin to prepare for our 2019, and make a promise to ourselves that if there is something in this world that we desire, to not be silent about it.  Our voices deserve to be used to speak up and advocate for what we want out of life.  There is no reason why you should live in a world where you never seize the opportunities you seek.  How will you be satisfied with life if you don’t take a step into the deep end?

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‘Tis Better to Give than Receive

Am I a giver or a taker?

I am definitely more of a giver than a taker. In most instances, I give entirely too much, rather than taking what I deserve.

I think I’m most cases, we tend to find ourselves giving more than taking. We don’t want to appear selfish, so we give and give and give; without asking for anything in return, or taking anything when offered to us. When we are due a reward or compensation for our giving or good deeds, we decline them or say they are unnecessary because that’s just who we are; we do things out of the kindness of our heart, and never really for any type of compensation or value.

I think the theory behind this, is when you’re giving your time and effort to something for good, you don’t want it to seem like you always want something out of it. You want people to know that you genuinely care, and you don’t always need the validation of taking something from someone as a result of giving your time and attention to a specific person or thing.

I know that I look at this as a gift and a curse. Being a giver of your generosity is definitely a gift,m; however, giving too much can also be a curse. You have to be careful not to give too much, or else you may begin to be taken advantage of. Sometimes, you also have to take the rewards and acknowledgement you deserve when it is offered, because in certain instances it is very hard to come by.