Friday 10 August 2007


Even in war torn zones, opportunities still abound. There are opportunities everywhere, but only few see them. Out of the few that see them, only a fraction utilizes them. Yet, the world keeps complaining that the world is not fair. Whereas the sun has never failed to rise nor set at its appointed time, seasons have never seized, rain does not discriminate where it pours, all men still have the same number of brain cells and the number of hours available in a day to all men irrespective of their race is still uniform. What else does insatiable Man want from the world?

Life is an adventure; it unfolds stage by stage. As each stage unfolds, so does opportunities. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often masked; it takes an individual with a third eye to identify them. No wonder why Thomas Edison said that ‘opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work’. The need to fully utilize opportunities cannot be overemphasized as this ability will contribute to one’s level of success in life. Thus, it is imperative that everyone seize the period of time when the circumstances are right for doing something(s).

You don’t need all the opportunities in this world to make a difference in life, all you need might just be a single opportunity. Be vigilant and act when it’s time because, according to Sir Winston Churchill, “there comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour”. Don’t miss that special opportunity, it might just come but once.

However, it is worthy to note that not all opportunities are meant to be utilized. If you take all opportunities that come your way, chances are that you might be taken off your course. Be guided; only seize opportunities that are part of the master plan for your life. Whenever an opportunity presents itself, analyze the pros and cons before taking a decision. Remember, not all that glitters is gold.

Count your blessings; it’s still a beautiful world even with all its sham and drudgery. Stop running from coast to coast in search of opportunities, look around you and identify some. You can even make opportunities out of calamities if you have the right mindset. If there are none where you are, create some. Don’t just sit back and let life happen to you, play your part. Rule your world!


Bhaskarla said...

Simply excellant. The quotations are great, intellegently used hold good for ever.The blog is inspiring.

Bhaskarla said...

I am sorry. My earlier comment is incimplete. Because I have gone through his "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" from 4th. April to 17th. August. All his thoughts are so beautiful that they deserve to be published in the form of a book so that they can reach more people. Really, he looks like a philosopher, a great scientist,very good analyser of the issues, facts or events and above all, a gifted person capable of expressing his thoughts so fluently and beautifully.
God Bless you Mr.Ibukunolu Ishola.