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Start looking for opportunities for successful future

Sure, you can always wait for the opportunities just showing up on your horizon. On the other hand, you can look for them actively – after all, your life doesn’t have to be all about research paper writing, right? But have you considered the possibility of creating your own opportunities yourself?

Just for the record, there is no bad option, all three strategies above have a right to exist. But the methods below may be great for those who want to get and use as many opportunities as possible, and not just the most obvious ones.
Where to begin?
Begin with the realization that you are ready to dedicate yourself, your time and your energy to a specific project/goal.

This is the most valuable discovery you can make in the process of looking for new opportunities. Are you sure that this is what you want to do in the nearest future? Even if your answer is yes and you are surprised at the question, there is a simple explanation.
The thing is your subconscious will always try to protect you from doing something that makes you leave your comfort zone. A person who is not really keen on doing what he does at the moment, will unwittingly sabotage every new opportunity that shows up. For example you can ignore suitable job offers, disregard some really creative writing ideas or turn down interesting offers. As a result, you acknowledge you haven’t accomplished anything.

That’s why it’s very important to understand that you really, truly want to do what you plan to do. Only if you are properly motivated, you’ll see even the slightest chances – and no possible difficulties will seem insurmountable.
How can you look for opportunities?
Here are some general principles that may help you navigate your way in your search for opportunities:

1. Determine your long-term goals
Do you want to get some experience from a new hobby or do you want some sustainable growth in a specific area? Do you want to launch a single project or do you want to create a lifework? For example, if you want a professional writing career, do you think you need many years of training or will an intensive comprehensive course be enough for you?
2. Change strategies
You can imagine that your project is actually your friend’s and he or she asked for your help. It’s believed that we are more confident when it comes to results delivered by others, that we evaluate them with more objectivity. Compare your feelings before and after you try to put your project into perspective. Experiments like this help you really see the flexibility of the world of opportunities around you, combine what is seemingly incompatible, build new strategies and not be afraid of making mistakes.
3. Drag all your fears and restriction notions to light
Even some minor inner beliefs and notions may define our actions, and not always to the best effect. That’s why you need to ascertain your willingness to act even with minor tasks. Start small – and you’ll see that your decisiveness will show itself in bigger projects as well. Your main goal is make your desire to act a continuous habit.
4. Be open to new things
Majority of valuable discoveries lie on the surface. You just need to see them where you haven’t see them before. Monitor the environment from time to time and learn to put your discoveries to use.
5. Go beyond the framework of the conventional
There will always be standard ways that lead to your goals. For example, get proper education – practice writing stories – become an author – improve writing skills – write a bestseller.
New opportunities are new ways to act. So get more creative and learn to take shortcuts or pave other ways.
Where can you look for opportunities?
1. In new roles
Discover new sides to your personality by combining your area of expertise with others, both similar and different. The more unusual your kills are, the faster you will find a way to put them to use.
2. In alternative ways to prove yourself
Writing a resume and sending it to potential employers is a standard way to get a job. An alternative way is starting a professional blog and share your knowledge and ideas with others. This kind of proactive portfolio will not only speak volumes of your skills and experience, but will show that you really care about what you do.
3. In asking questions and discussing issues
If working at a specific company is your goal, but they don’t have any job vacancies at the moment, send a request – maybe they need a freelance professional? Share your ideas, offer your solutions. As you remember, there is no need to go through all the standard options – there are other ways to become a part of that dream team of yours.
4. In studying available resources
Internships, scholarships, volunteer projects, open courses, master classes – do your research and choose what suits you best. Ability to learn and gain new skills is a very valuable skill as it is. But the ability to find a tool you need in time and use it is half the battle.
5. In professional communities, contacts and acquaintances
All changes in our lives happen because of people around us. Like-minded people, friends partners, bosses, mentors – they come in all shapes and forms. The wider your circle of communication is, the better.

Former colleagues will become partners, like-minded people a team, and mentors may become your students. They share their experience and knowledge, their ideas and support.

New opportunities exist where proactive people do. Be proactive, surround yourself with proactive people – and nothing will be impossible.
Start looking for opportunities for successful future

Sure, you can always wait for the opportunities just showing up on your horizon. On the other hand, you can look for them actively – after all, your life doesn’t have to be all about research paper writing, right? But have you considered the possibility of creating your own opportunities yourself?

Just for the record, there is no bad option, all three strategies above have a right to exist. But the methods below may be great for those who want to get and use as many opportunities as possible, and not just the most obvious ones.

Where to begin?

Begin with the realization that you are ready to dedicate yourself, your time and your energy to a specific project/goal.

This is the most valuable discovery you can make in the process of looking for new opportunities. Are you sure that this is what you want to do in the nearest future? Even if your answer is yes and you are surprised at the question, there is a simple explanation.

The thing is your subconscious will always try to protect you from doing something that makes you leave your comfort zone. A person who is not really keen on doing what he does at the moment, will unwittingly sabotage every new opportunity that shows up. For example you can ignore suitable job offers, disregard some really creative writing ideas or turn down interesting offers. As a result, you acknowledge you haven’t accomplished anything.

That’s why it’s very important to understand that you really, truly want to do what you plan to do. Only if you are properly motivated, you’ll see even the slightest chances – and no possible difficulties will seem insurmountable.

How can you look for opportunities?

Here are some general principles that may help you navigate your way in your search for opportunities:

1. Determine your long-term goals

Do you want to get some experience from a new hobby or do you want some sustainable growth in a specific area? Do you want to launch a single project or do you want to create a lifework? For example, if you want a professional writing career, do you think you need many years of training or will an intensive comprehensive course be enough for you?

2. Change strategies

You can imagine that your project is actually your friend’s and he or she asked for your help. It’s believed that we are more confident when it comes to results delivered by others, that we evaluate them with more objectivity. Compare your feelings before and after you try to put your project into perspective. Experiments like this help you really see the flexibility of the world of opportunities around you, combine what is seemingly incompatible, build new strategies and not be afraid of making mistakes.

3. Drag all your fears and restriction notions to light

Even some minor inner beliefs and notions may define our actions, and not always to the best effect. That’s why you need to ascertain your willingness to act even with minor tasks. Start small – and you’ll see that your decisiveness will show itself in bigger projects as well. Your main goal is make your desire to act a continuous habit.

4. Be open to new things

Majority of valuable discoveries lie on the surface. You just need to see them where you haven’t see them before. Monitor the environment from time to time and learn to put your discoveries to use.

5. Go beyond the framework of the conventional

There will always be standard ways that lead to your goals. For example, get proper education – practice writing stories – become an author – improve writing skills – write a bestseller.

New opportunities are new ways to act. So get more creative and learn to take shortcuts or pave other ways.

Where can you look for opportunities?

1. In new roles

Discover new sides to your personality by combining your area of expertise with others, both similar and different. The more unusual your kills are, the faster you will find a way to put them to use.

2. In alternative ways to prove yourself

Writing a resume and sending it to potential employers is a standard way to get a job. An alternative way is starting a professional blog and share your knowledge and ideas with others. This kind of proactive portfolio will not only speak volumes of your skills and experience, but will show that you really care about what you do.

3. In asking questions and discussing issues

If working at a specific company is your goal, but they don’t have any job vacancies at the moment, send a request – maybe they need a freelance professional? Share your ideas, offer your solutions. As you remember, there is no need to go through all the standard options – there are other ways to become a part of that dream team of yours.

4. In studying available resources

Internships, scholarships, volunteer projects, open courses, master classes – do your research and choose what suits you best. Ability to learn and gain new skills is a very valuable skill as it is. But the ability to find a tool you need in time and use it is half the battle.

5. In professional communities, contacts and acquaintances

All changes in our lives happen because of people around us. Like-minded people, friends partners, bosses, mentors – they come in all shapes and forms. The wider your circle of communication is, the better.

Former colleagues will become partners, like-minded people a team, and mentors may become your students. They share their experience and knowledge, their ideas and support.

New opportunities exist where proactive people do. Be proactive, surround yourself with proactive people – and nothing will be impossible.

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