35 Quotes About Grabbing Opportunities

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Everything in life can be a potential opportunity. From shifting your mindset to reaching a hold of the world around you, here are some inspirational quotes about grabbing opportunities to get you started.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”

“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”

“Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.”

“Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.”

“Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.”

“Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.”

“Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.”

“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”

“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

“If the eyes didn’t see, the hands wouldn’t take.”

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”

“Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.”

“Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.”

“One opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death.”

“One who waits for chance, may wait a year.”

“Opportunities come but do not linger.”

“Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.”

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

“Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.”

“Opportunity never knocks. It hangs thick in the air all around you. You breathe it unthinking, and dissipate it with your sighs.”

“Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.”

“Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.”

“Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.”

“Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”

“The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.”

“Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.”

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.”

“When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.”

When you leave it up to chance, the opportunity can pass you by.