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You are, right now, standing in opportunity. It is literally all around you. If it was water you would be swimming or drowning in it. In This time, in This place, at This age, at This weight, with These resources, you are surrounded by opportunity. There are doors and windows flying open all around you. Do not let go by ignored. And do not become paralyzed in waiting for opportunity. It is here - right now.

The larger arc of your life is one of constant renewal and opportunity. But this moment, right now, is utterly unique, and the talents you have right now and the types of opportunities which surround you in this moment are here for this moment only. And so, you must take a deep breath and step through a door, take some action, allow yourself to Act on those dreams.

If you do not fully believe in yourself - no worries. What you must do is to simply Act as if you do. Act as if you are completely confident. Pretend to be the person you aspire to be and the universe will respond. We are all Collaborators in Creation - we are literally creating the world on a minute to minute basis. As you Act; you will begin to actually Be this person you aspire to be. And the response will contain within it both the seeds for your growth and the seeds for your success. You will be praised for some things and given advice on others. All of this is the fruit of action.

Do not let this moment turn into a moment of regret. Do not let this moment be one that you look back on with longing; wondering how you could have missed the signs, how you could have doubted yourself and been so afraid. Instead let this moment be The Time that you look back on with pride; proud of the courage you had to step out and act, even though you were uncertain in many ways, even though you had to take a deep, deep breath to overcome your fear. Don't believe for a second that opportunites aren't all around you. Right now.

I really needed to read this today. Thanks.

It is absolutely true.  It is also true and critically important that you never give up.  Never. Let's pause for a minute and look at ourselves.  Yes;  at times is may seem as though, despite all our efforts, we may experience various negative events or emotions in our lives;  despair, anxiety, fear, apathy, mistrust, anger, or whatever.  Maybe when we feel lost in life - unsure of what to do for the best.  Different people do different things to get past this.  Maybe they meditate or pray or spent some quiet time - in a forest, by a lake, or some other place out in nature - trying to find and listen to an inner voice, etc.

That's all fine - but don't spend a lot of time on it.  Maybe take a minute - but then:  Get to work.  Always do Something - even if it turns out to be wrong.  Always take Action.  There is no substitute for Action.  Do not stand still.  Only the dead and the dying are still.  Move, Act, and Think.  Not tomorrow - right now.

Never give up.  Not now, not tomorrow, not ever.  Never, ever, ever, give up.  Don't even think of giving up.  Take it as a 'standard' in your Life that, for you;  there is no such thing as giving up.    

And never stop Thinking.  Thinking - real, constructive, analytical thinking is the hardest job in the world.  And society has been evolved to avoid the necessity of it.  That is a Trap.  And it is a trap which you must avoid.  Your mind is the greatest asset and tool that you will ever have.  You cannot wear it out - but your very best interests lie in constantly Trying to wear it out.  But don't waste it on the mundane, the meaningless, and the distracting.  Never accept 'the way it is' or 'it can't be done'.  Rather:  always think, consider, ponder, create, innovate, and adapt.  You already have the finest tool for the job.  Work it hard and it will sharpen itself.    

You live, right now, in the best and greatest time there has ever been.  One of the many reasons is that the internet is, in fact;  the collective-mind of all of us.  Sure it's filled with advertising, pornography, games, and scams - but it is also the greatest gathering of minds and mental ability and thought process ever assembled.  No meeting, or assembly, or conference, or think-tank can even come close to matching it.  And you have it.  Right now.  You.  Right in front of you.

Utilizing the internet is like mining for gold.  What you want is the gold - and it's in there.  You go into a gold mine looking for the gold - and despite the fact that what you find is a substantial amount of dirt - the gold is there:  all you have to do is dig around for it.  Just ignore the dirt, keep digging, and you'll get to the gold.

Never forget that the conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

stephen
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