Having my cake and eating it, and a piece of yours if you are not quick enough.


DON'T YOU JUST LOVE WHEN PEOPLE SAY YOU ARE SO LUCKY, EVERYTHING GOOD HAPPENS FOR YOU...

Opportunity comes in so many different fashions these days. Enough that I am able to be picky about which ones I choose or turn down.

But, another thing that irks me is when people say I am so luck, that things seem to fall in my lap. Hmmmm, I wish that were the truth. Luck may play a part in things, but I assure you that hard work, money, sacrifice and making family and friends wonder wtf or make them angry with decisions I make. So, luck plays a very small part in the equation. Opportunity appears to me, because I am always open to it.


I am not greedy though, I try to open opportunities to those around me, hoping that the people I love and hope to give a piece of "cake" to will accept it and enjoy eating it. I get somewhat disappointed when I get turned down by some, only because I see it as them turning down "joy". I am offering "joy" to them, and how dare they turn it down!

Many of my opportunities have risk involved, but what in life doesn't? I know I should not have expectations for people and not get so disappointed when they turn down my offers. I should know that the way they see risk is different from how I see risk. I found that I am risky, moving from opportunity to opportunity, starting over a few times, failing many times, working hard to get back to the top and not letting fear make excuses for not grabbing my "cake". I have to learn to be patient and know that everyone must go through their own process to reach certain goals.

I do understand that we have different experiences and that there are true obstacles that prevent people, whether it be finances, location, or just fear for whatever other reason, and I know that some circumstances do make it harder for people. Which is when I want everyone to know that opportunity will not always stay open until you are ready. I will continue to hope and share opportunities with those I love. I would like them to be apart of the risk that leads to "cake", but one day even the opportunities I have to offer will be limited or given to someone who takes the risk first. Letting fear stand in your way of getting to certain goals can turn into a debilitating obstacle, making it harder to reach those goals.

I write this because there have been times I have shared information about opportunities to more than one person and sometimes one gets mad because the other jumped on it before them. That is what I am afraid of for myself, and I know I should not fear for others to lose opportunity, but I do. I do fear that when I know in my gut opportunities are going to work out and take off, some people hesitate and I know that the opportunities will be filled and they will miss out.

I will never stop trying to share opportunity with those around me, that in my heart I know would be perfect or passionate about the chance. And a great friend of mine said, "continue to be generous with the information/opportunities you share with others because when your intent is pure, you will be rewarded,"

and "it is about the giving".

The way I live my life is like the clichés you read. I want big changes, so I take big risks in my life, I put my plan into action and I make today count, I think that goals are dreams with deadlines, I do think that the difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. And the list of clichés go on and on, but there is a times to stop reading those clichés and start living them. Because, if you don't go after your piece of cake I may take it and eat so the opportunity, the joy, is not wasted.


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