Other fish to fry (Be inspired today 133 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Has something happened to you?
I see it has;
And I see you look sad about it;
You shouldn't;
What has happened
Maybe an extraordinary opportunity;
You seize it and be happy;
Opportunity often dresses shabbily;
And so many don't recognize it
Because of its tattered clothes;
Every misfortune is good fortune on the way;
Every setback can pave the way
For good luck to follow;
So the challenge staring at you
Is a great blessing in disguise.
If your fish burns in the pot,
You have other fish to fry;
If a relationship goes sour,
There are plenty of fish in the sea.

Does opportunity come but once?

Featured Image -- 201217It is usually said that opportunity comes but once. How true is this? Does opportunity come but once?

I do not agree that opportunity comes but once. I do agree, there are some opportunities that will only come once and if you fail to take hold of them, they will vanish and never come again. But there are others that will come and come again. They will knock your door again and again.

The adage which says opportunity comes but once is really meant to encourage people to exploit the opportunities that come their way; to take action instead of only daydreaming about what they want to achieve or become.

It is important to be vigilant and seize any opportunity that comes your way in case it is the one that comes but once.

An opportunity means nothing if it is not exploited. Every opportunity is raw material for a blessing or blessings. It has to be exploited and refined like oil that is exploited and refined to become fuel; or gold that is exploited and refined. While unrefined it looks like waste material; but it is not waste material. It is still precious material but needs to be worked on.

Opportunities are building blocks of success. Every opportunity that is well exploited takes you higher on the ladder of success.

God has a way of dropping opportunities on your path. Sometimes they are very visible and easy to know. Many times also, they are in disguise. They disguise and look like the exact opposite of what they really are.

Many of the problems, obstacles, difficulties misfortunes, failures that come your way are opportunities in disguise. You have to look deep and long to find them buried, sometimes right at the center.

To enhance your chances of success, or becoming the person you are meant to be, always see every challenge, failure, obstacle disappointment etc, as an opportunity in disguise.

Your stumbling blocks are disguised opportunities waiting to be unveiled. When you unveil them, you will see that they were really stepping stones in disguise.

Today, many opportunities will come your way. If your eyes are not open, you will not see them. You will take them for misfortune, obstacles, failure, disappointment, etc. They are not. They are wonderful opportunities put on your path by your creator. They are an answer to your prayers. Do not let them slip through your fingers.

Always have in mind that though not all opportunities come but once, some opportunities come but once. Hence, seize every opportunity that comes your way before it has a chance to disappear and never return if it is that opportunity that comes but once.

I don’t mind mistakes

Talking about mistakes,
I don’t mind mistakes;
I don’t let mistakes
Be an impediment;
I don’t think too much
About mistakes;
Not that I don’t care;
I do care about mistakes;
But I don’t carry them
On my head;
I don’t fear making mistakes;
I don’t worry about mistakes;
I don’t fume about mistakes;
What I do is
I do what has to be done;
I do it the best I can;
And if in doing it,
I makes mistakes,
I let it be;
I correct them and
I move on;
Who does not make mistakes?
We all do;
And if you don’t make mistakes,
You don’t grow.
You don’t worry about mistakes;
Instead, thank God for them
And use them to grow.
Often, and this is for
Those who know,
Mistakes are
A tremendous blessing
In disguise.
Salute mistakes;
Embrace mistakes;
And grow through your mistakes.