Opportunities are progressive

Sometimes, we fall into the trap of thinking opportunity is a huge, one time event that rolls by, and if we miss it, we're doomed never to see another one like that again.

I think though, that most opportunities are built upon the foundation of previous, smaller ones gone well.  So while each is bigger than the earlier; progressively they're only slightly larger.

Maybe, what looks like a really big opportunity out of nowhere is more like a wave on an ocean in which we've been able to put ourselves.  It can be hard, but I like trying to make myself look at things this way, because what happens is I see that there are little opportunities all around us - no matter where we are.

Very likely, someone with what looks like a big opportunity had a lot of good execution behind the smaller ones we didn't see.