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Duncan Nugget® #78: Seize The Opportunity
Recently, I asked a friend, "Why are you procrastinating about this opportunity?" He answered, "I'm not procrastinating. I'm being patient."
There is a thin line between patience and procrastination.
On one side, you seize opportunities. Awesome. On the other side, you snooze on opportunities. Not awesome.
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." That's from the Art of War. It means that when you snooze on one, you miss others you can't even see. That's why you must understand the difference between patience and procrastination.
Patience is taking a calculated risk. Procrastination is avoiding risk.
Patience is taking the time to learn what to do. Procrastination is knowing what to do and not doing it.
Patience is saying, "This will take awhile so, let's get started now." Procrastination is saying, "I'll get to it sooner or later."
Of course, later never comes.
What opportunity do you need to seize right now?
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