“Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life. If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities.”

Jim Rohn

Opportunity knocks only once said an old proverb. I believe opportunities are always plenty in this vast world, but how many of us are ready to grab that in our life? At least how many of us are aware of the opportunities we come across in our lives?

Chance is something decided upon us, which is beyond our control. A choice is something that we can decide for ourselves, which is completely in our hands to choose. Many of us think that our life is predestined and nothing can be done beyond that. Do we actually believe in chance or the fact that everything is a consequence of the CHOICES we make?

When we actually take the time to look around us, see the things that have passed us by it may be that we have missed that GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. The opportunity that enables us to live our dreams. Below is a story I happened to find that just may describe each of us at some point in our life….

A young man wished to marry the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission. The farmer looked at him and said, “Son, go stand out in that field. I’m going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter.”

The young man stood in the field awaiting the first bull. The barn door opened and out came the biggest, meanest looking bull he had ever seen. He decided that one of the next bulls had to be a better choice than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull pass through.

The barn door opened again. He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life. It stood pawing the ground, it eyed him. Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one he thought. He ran to the fence and let the bull pass through.

The door opened a third time. A smile came across his face. This was the weakest bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull, he said to himself. As the bull came running by, he positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment. He threw his hands to grab…..But alas…. The bull had no tail.”

It is going to be a really bad time until we wake up and look for opportunities in life. Opportunity only knocks once. That single moment in our life comes only once and never returns. Oh, we may end up getting similar opportunities later on in time, but the one that came will never come again.