Leadership Minute: Common Occasions


Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. – Orison Swett Maarden

The down side to seeking extraordinary opportunities is that you may not see them very often. The upside to seeking ordinary opportunities and turning them into extraordinary opportunities is that you could see them more often. A smart leader will seek out the ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary. Common occasions are all around you. They are special moments in the making if your eyes are open to the possibilities before you. If you are sitting around waiting for the next big thing to come your way you will likely miss out on creating your own. Common occasions and opportunities are your pathway to the extraordinary. Look no further than the last opportunity you passed up for being too small or not worthy of your time. Seize the moments that come your way. What may be small today could be an extraordinary event waiting to happen.


About dougdickerson

I am Certified Leadership Trainer, author, columnist, and speaker. Husband to Alicia, father to Katelyn and Kara, and "Pop" to terrific grandson Tyson. I am an avid photographer, love the outdoors, and like to travel. I'm passionate about sharing my leadership insights and helping people reach their full potential.
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