Seize the Opportunities

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In your day to day life, there are many opportunities. But are you taking advantage of all of them? Or, do you have blinders on and can’t see the opportunities when they present themselves?

You’ve heard it before….”Opportunities are everywhere.” What you have to do is to be able to recognize the opportunity when it presents itself. I’m reminded of a story about Ulysses Grant:

“When I was a boy,” said General Grant, “my mother one morning found herself without butter for breakfast, and sent me to borrow some from a neighbor. Going into the house without knocking, I overheard a letter read from the son of a neighbor, who was then at West Point, stating that he had failed in examination and was coming home. I got the butter, took it home, and, without waiting for breakfast ran to the office of the congressman for our district. ‘Mr. Hamer,’ I said, ‘will you appoint me to West Point?’ ‘No, —- is there, and has three years to serve.’ ‘But suppose he should fail, will you send me?’ Mr. Hamer laughed. ‘If he don’t go through, no use for you to try, Uly.’ ‘Promise me you will give me the chance, Mr. Hamer, anyhow.’ Mr. Hamer promised. The next day the defeated lad came home, and the congressman, laughing at my sharpness, gave me the appointment. Now,” said Grant, “it was my mother’s being without butter that made me general and president.”

Now this is one way to look at this….but in reality….he was mistaken. It was his own shrewdness to see the chance and the promptness to seize it, that made him succeed.

If you want to succeed in your business, you have to be “committed to success” and grab the opportunities in front of you. Millions of others have the same wants, the same demands. You have to be the one to rise above the crowd, take advantage of the opportunities and succeed.

So go out and seize the opportunities that await you.

To Your Success,



Steve Hurst has been working in sales and marketing for over 30 years. For 10 years he had his own computer business which included website building and consulting. The past 5 years he’s owned his own Business & Technology consulting business. Using his sales and marketing skills along with his knowledge of technology, he’s helping his clients increase their sales and profits by utilizing today’s technology.


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