A flea just like the one above, kept bugging me all night. It was somewhere in my cloth, jumping around, biting on occasion.
After a long and painful night of searching and looking, I find it. Sitting there on my leg motionless. Finally! This is my opportunity to end this nightmare. I hesitate for just a moment.
If you know fleas, you’d know that they’re very elusive bugs. They don’t stay put for more than a fraction of a second. And when they jump… You may never spot them again. They’re gone.
In that moment of slight hesitation, the flea jumps.
I’m sure that at some point in your life, you’ve lost an opportunity you’ve long been waiting for. And I can bet that it’s more likely than not, that you’ve lost that opportunity by inaction. Take a minute now to remember that opportunity lost by inaction.
Next time you spot a golden opportunity, be quick. Don’t hesitate. Take immediate action. Don’t let the opportunity flee.
P.s. Related and possibly contradicting with this note if taken out of context: Why saying ‘Yes’ to opportunities means setting up yourself for failure