STOP AND THINK – 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 Sweet Marden, 19th-20th century American inspirational author)

As another author wrote, “Your golden opportunity is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. It’s your preparation that is key.” It’s what you bring to each day in your attitude, study, and work habits. We waste valuable time when we delay activity because we’re waiting for the right opportunity to come. Prepare, work, and look for it.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity. (Ephesians 5:15-16)