21 thought-provoking quotes about opportunity

Perceived failure in the past can leave us feeling that we’ve blown our chances. That somehow we’re destined for nothing more than a series of unexceptional and relatively low paid jobs.

For instance, this feeling would be typical of someone leaving the education system having little or nothing to show for their years in the classroom in terms of certificates and diplomas.

However always remember this; your future is not defined by your past.

Mistakes made can be always rectified.

A perceived failure is not the end of the world, it’s just an outcome you didn’t want. You can have as many chances to try again as you’re prepared to take.

Never forget, the future is an endless stream of opportunities.

You can choose to take them, or not, it’s down to you and you alone. You can make your life whatever you want it to be, as long as you’re prepared to make changes and work hard.

So focus on what you want and with determination and hard work it really can be yours.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about opportunity. Reflect on them all dear reader and then think about your life and whether it’s all you’d like it to be.

Quotes about opportunity:

  1. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. ~Milton Berle
  2. Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. ~Winston Churchill
  3. You create your opportunities by asking for them. ~Shakti Gawain
  4. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. ~Bruce Lee
  5. Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. ~Bobby Unser
  6. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~Francis Bacon
  7. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~Winston Churchill
  8. Most people miss opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas A. Edison
  9. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. ~Henry Ford
  10. Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. ~William Arthur Ward
  11. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. ~Benjamin Franklin
  12. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ~Brian Tracy
  13. Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. ~Orison Swett Marden
  14. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. ~Richard Branson
  15. Many people may say that luck is important, but I think you create your own luck by working hard to ensure you don’t miss opportunities. ~Ivan Glasenberg
  16. Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known. ~Ronald Reagan
  17. My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities. ~Mario Testino
  18. People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new. ~Travis Bradberry
  19. As an entrepreneur, you tend to see the opportunities where others see none. ~Naveen Jain
  20. Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. ~Jim Carrey
  21. Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it. ~Julie Andrews

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