Been reading from www.entrepreneur.com for a while.
There are quite a number of interesting reads.
What Dating a Model Taught Me About Chasing Opportunities
Takeaway, quoted from last 3 paragraphs:
In reality, Cinderella would die of old age if she sat around waiting for Prince Charming to magically show up at her house and ask her out. What are you waiting for? You have to go out and find your Prince Charming or at least put yourself in a place where he might show up and ask.
How you date a model is also how you win an election, land a big client, raise money for a non-profit or sell anything — just ask. It’s how you get whatever you want. What aren’t you asking for that you should be?
It’s alright not to get what you want. It’s not alright to not go after what you want. Remember: If you go after it and don’t get it, one door may close but another might open.
I also liked one comment from one of the readers below, insightful:
Optimism says the brilliant stuff is bound to happen, pessimism says the conventional stuff is bound to happen. TRUE realism sees everything, and accounts for times where we can not know what we cannot know and the unintended consequences of that – and so builds more fluid models – because reality is constantly changing not fixed. Realism sees things as ‘possible’ rather than ‘probable’.