Why Waiting For The Right Opportunity Is Something You Should Stop Doing

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. - Napoleon Hill

Photo Credit: wa–ti-

Have you ever postponed doing something potentially profitable because you wanted to see if it really is true? What did you tell yourself?

  • I need to see if this really works
  • Maybe there are better opportunities out there
  • I’m too busy right now, I’ll take it up later

Chances are, you never got back on the offer. Worse still, the opportunity was snapped up by someone else. The absolute worst case: he made a decent amount of income!

…and all you could do was think; “Damn, that could have been me!”

If you read my posts regularly, you’d know that I’m spending my last few days as an employee. And no, I’m not going to be a problogger. Blogging is a hobby and I happen to make some income from it. It may be profitable, but I still prefer earning my pay by solving business problems through IT.

When I made my intentions clear, most people are positive to the idea; encouraging me onwards and giving me emotional, intellectual and financial support. Some question the wisdom behind my move; “So many people are doing IT, are you sure you can survive?”

Of course I’m not sure! That’s the whole point of me wanting to start the business in the first place! If I know for sure that I’m going to fail, why should I bother?

The thing is, I don’t know! The only way for me to find out is to just do it! Without starting the business, my chances of owning a profitable enterprise is an absolute zero percent. By taking the first step, it’s definitely heading towards positive territory. It may be 1%, 0.1% or even 0.01% but those numbers are definitely more than a big fat 0%.

Now, I know I’m not the only person who was (or still is) waiting for the right opportunity. I learned my lesson and now I’d like to give you a head start on this topic.

Opportunities are hitting you head on every day. Heck, you may have forsaken a dozen high potential ones just by reading this article!

It’s about time you grab some of those opportunities by the horn and go along for the ride. The journey might be rough, but you’ll never know what’s at the end of it if you didn’t tag along.

7 responses to “Why Waiting For The Right Opportunity Is Something You Should Stop Doing”.

  1. Nabil Says:

    Good luck bro! ^_^ Semoga akan terus berkembang bisnes ni nanti ^_^

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Thanks Nabil. Really appreciate your well wishes 🙂

  3. Nabil Says:

    well…u’re always a fighter ever since high school ^_^

    cikgu husin would be proud! ^_^

  4. papajoneh Says:

    Well, I’ll be proud friend too.
    All the best in everything you do after this. Please share with us how the journey goes.

    Just do it. I like that. Nike.

  5. Beverly Hills Real Estate Says:

    I agree with you completely… I have a passed so many opportunities in my life.

    Yet I think a few years ago… I finally quit waiting.

    Since then I have money onshore and dare I say that have been in offshore ventures as well.

    Eventually, I will see the fruit not waiting… As I wait I am busy on another project as we speak… Believe it or not, I am currently being paid for one of these types of opportunities…

    -Nick deVere

  6. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Nabil: Always was and always will be. I beat odds as a hobby 😉

    papajoneh: I’ll definitely update you my friend. I’m sure I’ll be asking you for advice as well 🙂

    Nick deVere: I’m happy that you’ve heed the call. I’m sure it’ll only get better. All the best!

  7. Dabido Says:

    As a rule I follow two nice adages.
    One from the Old Testament (which I will paraphrase as I can’t be bothered looking it up). If you wait for perfect conditions you will wait forever.
    And a paraphrase from Aescylus that I altered for my own self – Planning is the key to success and is wedded to safety.
    (Aescylus didn’t say planning and I’ve long forgotten what he actually said!)

    But, they are the two sides of the coin for any venture I think. One side is realising you can’t wait for everything to just fall into place, you have to make it happen sometimes.
    The other side is making sure you don’t rush blindly into ventures just because they are there.

    For example, if you were a fisherman you wouldn’t set out to fish on a day which would sink your boat, you’d listen to the weather conditions. You’d decide how much time you have before any storm comes in and either get out to ocean fast and back in before the storm, or wait the storm out before venturing out to sea. If there is no storm and only light drizzle, rain or even a sunny day, you’d go out, because you can’t wait for a perfect day. You’d starve before you caught any fish! 🙂

    Once again, best of luck with your venture. I know you will succeed! 🙂