“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.
It is not in your environment,
It is not in luck or chance,
Or the help of others;
It is in yourself alone.”
~Orison Swett Marden
The golden opportunity I am seeking is in myself…
I have printed this quotation on cups and enblazened it on t-shirts. A tattered and worn t-shirt so marked is part of my favorite racquetball attire.
This quote sings to me because every time I read it, it inspires me to look inward, to hold myself accountable for the results I produce in my life. Its words cut to the quick with a certain lyrical beauty and I find that it motivates me to action and banishes excuses. If I want it to be, it is up to me.
That bright, shining, beckoning, sparkling, golden opportunity that I have wanted, dreamed of, longed for, desired, yearned for, craved, wished for, waited for…. It is inside me, always has been, just waiting for me to take the necessary bold steps to bring it to fruition.
This quote serves me well as both a cold wake up call and as a bold call to action.
Do you want to make it yours as well?