We’ve discussed the dictionary’s definition of opportunity and you were asked to briefly write out and begin defining your ideal opportunity.
Now, let’s work some more on defining your ideal opportunity and what you want it to look like.
I want this picture of your ideal opportunity fixed in your mind so clearly that when it appears, you will have no doubts. Too often we lament that “rut” we are in but don’t really have an idea of what we are looking for and hoping to find. When you get that clarified, you can help to make it happen. I am assuming that this opportunity will bring joy and satisfaction to your life. This is the place where you say to yourself:
“Yes! This is what I want to be doing!”
Let’s look at some of the components of this ideal opportunity. I want you to go into some very clear detail about it.
- What are you wearing in this ideal opportunity?
- Where are you living? Several things need to be considered here. What location in the world are you living? And what kind of dwelling are you residing? These can be anything from a penthouse in New York City to a tent in the middle of Africa. Start picturing this opportunity and put yourself into the picture.
- Is your living arrangement a fixed one or are you traveling and moving about from one place to another?
- Does this include others? Or are you alone?
- Are you married / single / in a relationship(s)? Is that a stable relationship or one that is changeable?
- Does this relationship enter into your opportunity?
- Do you have children or plan to have them? Natural or adoptive?
- Does it include animals?
- Will most of your time be spent indoors or outside?
- What time of day are you participating in this opportunity?
- How much of your time is consumed in this opportunity?
- Is there someone participating in this with you? Or is this something you are doing alone?
- What is your activity level while doing this opportunity? Will you primarily be sitting, standing, moving, or a combination of activities?
- Does the weather/temperature play a part?
- What or who do you need to support you in this opportunity?
- Will this opportunity help others or just yourself?
- In what way?
- What is it you will be doing? Describe it as clearly as possible.
- What is your income?
- Is income an important part of this ideal opportunity?
- What other benefits come to you with this opportunity?
When the opportunity isn’t ideal
Opportunities sometimes drop into our laps, but they are not always what we would call ideal. Sometimes we have to make that opportunity ourselves. If we don’t have a very clear picture of what we are looking for, we won’t recognize it when it comes. And we certainly can’t make it happen by ourselves.
Today’s call to action
Your handout today is this list of questions, so you can take them with you. During the next week, come up with an answer to each of the questions being asked. If you have a partner or a trusted friend, you might want to take some time and discuss some of the questions and answers with them. And, being Nana, I will ask that you pray for your answers also.
I leave you with a passage of scripture today.
“I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Love, Hugs, and Prayers,