“How can I have more opportunities come into my life?” Good question!
There are the obvious (and necessary) points about hard work, persistence and preparation. But I feel that the most valuable point of all is attraction.
I always thought opportunities and success were something you went after, but then I found out that I needed to turn it around. Opportunities and success are not something you go after necessarily, but something you attract—by becoming an attractive person.
That’s why the development of your skills is so important. If you can develop your skills—keep refining all the parts of your character and yourself, your health, your relationships, etc., so that you become an attractive person to the marketplace and to everyone you meet in life—you’ll attract opportunity. Opportunity will seek you out. Your reputation will precede you and someone will want to do business with you. People will want to be associated with you. All of the possibilities are there by working on the philosophy that success is something you attract.
The key is to continue making yourself a more attractive person by the skills you have, the disciplines you have, the personality you’ve acquired, the character and reputation you have established, the language and speech you use—all of that refinement makes you more attractive to people.
Personal development is the never-ending chance to improve not only yourself, but also to attract opportunities and affect others.
Adapted by article written by Jim Rohn.