I read something the other day about creating opportunity and it reminded me how we all have a role in our own success.

Opportunity doesn’t always knock on the door.  I was speaking at a school a few weeks back and I told the students that someone is not going to walk into the school hallways and announce, “We need a student on a full scholarship to attend our university.  You there, come with me.  You have the position.”  We have to make things happen.

Tell people what you can do.  Volunteer at places to grow your skills and get noticed.  Write columns in local newspapers sharing your opinion.  Get involved in events.  Make phone calls and send emails.  Prepare to earn 100 no thank yous.

Be yourself because no one does it like you.

As inspirational speaker Danielle LaPorte said, “The universe cannot resist authenticity.”

Opportunities seem to fall in our lap when we are putting ourselves out there and working hard.  Those opportunities are created by us.

Fashion photographer Mario Testino said, “My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.”

The opportunities and possibilities in life are endless.  How many can you create for yourself today?