This is the second time this week I’ve started to write a post on a particular theme and found my thoughts morphing in another direction.
I had started off thinking about opportunities and particularly how it sometimes takes hindsight to recognize the true person or event that had been the catalyst for a significant change in our life.
As my mind wandered over potential examples, it occurred to me that it was entirely possible we hear opportunity knocking only when we are receptive to change – in other words, when we are overdue for an overhaul.
When I considered some of the big projects I had initiated, I thought I was being proactive – creating improvements where others saw nothing. I had created this image in my head where I was boldly taking action carving a path through uncharted territory.
Under analysis, it appears I was being self-congratulatory. I wasn’t boldly creating a new path at all, I was simply tired of the old path that was overdue for a major cleanup.
Somehow, I don’t feel quite so smug anymore. Opportunity wasn’t knocking, I tripped over the broken door frame I had neglected to fix earlier and simply fell into opportunity’s arms while it was passing by.