Making the most out of opportunities

If you are one of three billion people living on two dollars a day, your options are extremely limited. You don’t even get to decide what you’ll have for lunch. You just have what is available.

For those reading this blog, your options are plentiful. You can decide where you want to live, what you want to eat, what temperature you want your house to be, where you go to school, what career you want to pursue…

Options are as close to unlimited as ever before in history. And yet…

Yet, the problem isn’t options. The problem is how we manage our choices. Agency. How do you use it properly?

What we are finding is that in world with endless choices, endless possibilities, many become frozen. We’re stuck. We don’t want to make the wrong choice. We let fear get in the way.

So, we play it safe. We follow the path that got us here. We do what we did yesterday. We hesitate and hold something back.

Leaping for greatness starts with recognizing the differences between the opportunities you have and the choices you are making.

Maybe the problem hasn’t been that you don’t have enough opportunities. Maybe the problem is you haven’t been making the most of the ones you got.