Many times, we hear stories of remarkable people who built their successes by jumping out on one great opportunity. That's why we get frustrated whenever we miss "it." What we don't understand is that there is no "one" opportunity. There's always another opportunity in case you missed one. You just have to look for it.
A great story is shared by Amy Harrison on Copyblogger:
"Watch any TV talent show and you will always find a young contestant who tells the audience that the show is his or her “last chance” to become a superstar.
Time travel with me to the early 1960s when a 20-something Neil Diamond began his career writing songs for $50 a week.
From then on, day in and day out, he was a songwriter. He wrote hits, he wrote flops, he wrote songs that never saw the light of day.
There was no “one” chance, no “one” hit that defined his career, no “one” opportunity that would make or break him. Just a persistence that built a songwriting empire.
When I first wrote guest posts for Copyblogger, my submissions were pretty sporadic.
Months down the line, I found out one of my good business friends had been submitting posts with more frequency, roughly every six weeks, until she’d been asked to write as a regular contributor.
I berated myself for not doing the same and wished I could have gone back and submitted more content.
Sometimes this happens. You miss the deadline for submission, find out guest posts are no longer accepted, or discover the blog you wanted to write for isn’t interested in the subject of your post.
I’ve learned that nine times out of 10 you can make a comeback. If a door closes, there might be another way in, or you might find a new opportunity somewhere else.
The key takeaway is that there is no one opportunity.
So if you miss out on something, don’t worry — keep writing, taking action, and looking out for your next chance."
Article: 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker by Amy Harrison on Copyblogger
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