It is fantastic to find the opportunity that inspires you, the Golden Ticket that helps you take on the world and win. No matter who you are or what you do, one Golden Ticket is opportunity. Most people have heard the expression, “Opportunity only knocks once.” As nice as that expression is, the golden ticket may come in realizing that sometimes you have to go find the opportunity you want.
In order to succeed, to get things done, people need a chance to play the game. That chance is opportunity. Opportunity does not guarantee you will succeed. Opportunity does give you a chance to try, it puts you in the game. What you do with the opportunity is up to you. Opportunity is the Golden Ticket. Like with any ticket, you can use it to get into the show or you can sit on the ticket and let others watch the show. After all, whether you use the ticket or not, the show will go on. Opportunity works the same way, whether you take advantage of it or not, life moves on.
It is important to keep in mind that opportunities, aka Golden Tickets, are very much like gold. This means that you have to get up and move to find opportunities. To find opportunities you must dig deep and then leap. No matter what you want to accomplish in life, you must take advantage of opportunities when they come along.. More importantly though, you must go and look for opportunities to succeed. For example, if you want to teach Sunday school, you must take advantage of the opportunity to go to church. If you want a promotion at work, you must take advantage of opportunities to network with the decision makers at your job. If you want to help influence policy at your children’s school, you must take advantage of opportunities to go to HSA meetings to meet with other parents, teachers and administrators to learn what actually happens at the school. Don’t sit and wait for opportunity, go look for it. When you look for opportunity, keep in mind it is a game you must win. It is like hide and seek. You must go to where opportunity is hiding, seek it out, find it, grab it and use it to succeed.
If you want inspiration to find your own Golden Ticket, go get a copy of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory of your own. In conclusion, it is fantastic to find the opportunity that inspires you, the Golden Ticket that helps you take on the world and win. So, the question for you this fantastic day is, what inspires you to take action now?
This post was inspired by the classic http://www.roalddahl.com, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate, Penguin Young Readers Group, in partnership with Dylan’s Candy Bar, the world-famous candy emporium, and First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides books for children from low-income families, is launching a year-long international celebration.
Head over to From Left to Write to learn how you and your child can have a chance to win the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes where the grand prize is a magical trip to New York City plus much more! For every entry submitted, Penguin Young Readers Group will make a donation to First Book. Then, join From Left to Write on July 24 as we discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a book club member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.