If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done.


Then they begin to hope it can be done.


Then they see it can be done.


Then it is done………. and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.” 

 Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden




The people who are the most successful in life are the ones who create their own opportunities.


But all too often, people don’t want to give the extra effort or go the additional mile to realize their true potential!



What most people fail to understand is;


The bravest person is still scared; they are just braver one second longer than anyone else!


The calmest person is still worried; they are just calmer one second longer than anyone else!


The most disciplined person is still undisciplined; they are just disciplined one second longer than anyone else!


The most persistent person is still non-persistent; they are just persistent one second longer than anyone else!



As you can see……success isn’t given to anyone.


Success doesn’t come delivered in a pretty box with a big bow attached to it!


Success comes to those that have the intestinal fortitude to go beyond what most people think is “normal”.


Success comes to those that are willing to leave their “comfort zones” and reach out to do more!


Successful people don’t necessarily enjoy or like the things they have to do to be successful, but they understand that they HAVE to do them to be successful!


You have to have the courage to take the step forward and leave behind the forces that may pull you down!


You have to understand that success just might be……one more second away!


Make yourself have the guts, the heart, the spirit, the spunk, the backbone, the grit, the fortitude, the determination, the persistence and boldness to go forward!




About the Author: With 30 years in the retail Automotive Industry, from a Salesperson to a Dealer, I have a vast amount of experience in all areas of the automotive environment.


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Comment by Jim Kristoff on September 30, 2011 at 12:10pm

Thanks Joe!

Your favorite quote is a good one!!

I like it!!

Comment by Joe Clementi on September 30, 2011 at 10:48am

Thanks for the inspiration Jim!  I enjoyed the read and will print this out and put it by my desk to remind me everyday.   One of my favorite quotes is "Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold"  (I've memorized it but forgot who authored it).

Another inspiring post and that's why I'm a fan.

Comment by Jim Kristoff on September 30, 2011 at 10:34am
Thanks brother Marsh!!!
Comment by Jim Kristoff on September 30, 2011 at 10:31am

Thanks Candace!

Winning is a habit....and so is losing!!


Comment by Jim Kristoff on September 30, 2011 at 10:30am

Thanks for the great comment Jmac!

You're correct....you have to go "answer" the door also!!

Comment by Marsh Buice on September 30, 2011 at 10:30am
Excellent job, Jim! Successful people do what they dont like to do in order to become who they wish to be. love this brother, very inspiring!
Comment by CANDACE BENNETT MCRAE on September 30, 2011 at 10:04am

success is a habit~

great post Jim!  THANKS

Comment by Jason McIntosh "Jmac" on September 30, 2011 at 9:08am

To be successful you must first see success... Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's funny even when opportunity knocks some don't answer...

If opportunity sent a text, most would say i didn't get it...

If opportunity left a voicemail, most wouldn't listen to it...

If opportunity sent an email, most wouldn't read it...

If success  were easy, we would all be successful!

Love it!! Yes build the door... but get off your butt and answer it!!

Very nice!

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