“Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”-Harry S. Truman
There are so many people that are scared of the one thing that can bring them hope, scared of the one thing that can bring them a better future, which is opportunity. As Harry Truman says, “Courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity,” and for some, being courageous doesn’t come so easy.
Mostly everything good in my life has come out of seizing the opportunity at random moments. From my very first marketing internship to even my marriage, these have really been the moments where I’ve been the most thankful that I took a chance on something that I wasn’t completely sure about, and I’m so glad I did.
Being courageous isn’t something that you can learn, it is something, however, that gets easier over time. You just have to do it, you have to take the chance, and you have to be willing to take the risk. You aren’t always going to get satisfaction out of the risks you take, but you will gain a learning experience. Who you become after you rise up out of a failure is part of what defines you as a person, and part of how you will approach future experiences throughout the rest of your life.
I’ve heard some people say that you have to live a life without regret, and while I haven’t always been a big proponent of this saying, I finally understand the true meaning of it. Living a life without regret includes not regretting any choice you made, including the choices that may have led to a mistake or may have led you down a dark path. If you learned from those mistakes, then there’s no reason to regret it, because you learned from it, and it ultimately led to a better life.
Just take the chance, and take the risk, and be willing at any given moment to seize the opportunity; it can lead to an even greater world of possibilities.