Some call it being in the right place at the right time. Others call it fate. I call it opportunity management. It’s a simple theory that anyone who is on a mission knows exactly what I am talking about.
When you identify your career objective, you also have to make a conscious decision to continuously surround yourself with the people and the situations that move you one step closer to where it is that you want to be.
It does not mean taking advantage of other people. It means taking advantages of their resources and matching them with yours whenever they apply. It is a simple litmus test that you can self-administer at any given moment. Ask yourself, “Is this business contact creating positive energy that will move the King in my chess game a little closer to my goal?” “Can this relationship be enhanced by my presence in it, at this particular time?” If not, move on, my friend. The world is already overcrowded with people who are ready and willing to tell you why something cannot be done. You only need one person, yourself to succeed.
Success comes in surrounding yourself with people who are willing to listen to our story and to roll up their sleeves to help. Look for team players, for your team. It’s been said that a team player who one who jumps in all the way. When there’s a piano to be moved, a true team player doesn’t just pick up the bench!