The disappointment of a lost opportunity is as big as the expectation we placed on things we can not control.
If we do the best that we can, then that is all that we can control.
Most opportunities involve others and they are outside of our control so we have to expect nothing of others, then the disappointment is a great deal less.
However, the only sure way of not losing opportunities is by choosing ourselves and creating the thing that we want. That removes the other people factor and waiting to be chosen.
Opportunities are there for us to create.
Income is what you get in return for creating value for others.
Value only comes to us when we create it for ourselves.
That’s the difference between working in a job and choosing ourselves.
Short-term doing a job and getting an income seems much safer and appealing until you realise you can get fired from your job and all the value you create goes to others.
Choosing ourselves is initially hard, it means taking a leap of faith, however, as you build value and realise it is yours it becomes a lot easier.
Also, who fires themselves?
Hard as this is, to really fulfil our purpose, we have to choose ourselves and build something others will value and miss if you didn’t do it. That will not come from an income.