Your Big Opportunity is Where You Are

A glass of milk and a milk bottle.

It’s Right In Front of You

My wife will tell you that I most often miss what’s right in front of me. Sure, I can find something hidden in the pantry or buried in the refrigerator. But when I call out, “Honey, do we have any milk?” it’s a near-certainty that it is sitting smack in front of my face.

Don’t laugh. Some of you have done that, too.

There’s a reason the saying, “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side,” endures through the years.

Because it’s so often true. We can miss what’s right in front of us.


“Your big opportunity may be right where you are.” –Napoleon Hill


We abandon today’s happiness as we dream about what it would be like somewhere else.

We think that owning a business tomorrow is better than working on the job today.

We imagine that the job will be better than school.

We tell ourselves that it will be calm and peaceful in our homes once the children grow up.

And, at times, we are right.

But how often do we give up today’s happiness unnecessarily? What if the opportunity we dreamed of wasn’t there, but was here?


“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” -Og Mandino


The Joy of Today

Most of you know I’m all about dreaming, about setting big goals, and about achieving them. At the same time, we need to experience the joy of today, the happiness of right now, the magic of the moment.

  • Don’t wait to apply yourself today because you want to be in a different job tomorrow.
  • Don’t be second-rate now because you’re saving first-rate for the future.
  • Don’t miss the magnificence right in front of you today.

What if, instead of waiting, you gave everything you could? Right now, you determine that you will be exemplary, that you will rock. That may change everything for you.

Because the opportunity you’re waiting for may be right in front of you, right where you are.


“Do right. Do your best.” -Lou Holtz


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