The Importance of taking action when opportunity presents itself to you

The importance of taking action

Why is it so important to take action on your opportunity when it comes to you? Because this opportunity that is presented to you right now might never come back to your door.

If you do not act on it, you probably have lost your biggest life opportunity, and you even do not see it, because you think that life is long and there will be more opportunities like this, and you convince yourself that you will act on it next time.

But you know what?

Next time won’t be…

So do not be afraid to take action because if you afraid of doing it, then what is the point of living?

Our life consists of our decisions that we make; every second consist of taking action on something.

Life is like a chess game, and your opponent is time. If you hesitate your move because you are afraid to make wrong decisions, then after some time, your opponent will remove your figurines off the table. You are playing this game with an opponent who does not forgive your indecision.

But how do you know when the right opportunity is presented you?

You do not know; you feel it. The only thing you have to do – You have to be really passionate about something, and you have to put all your effort into your goal or passion. You have to work as hard as you can on your passion, and then at one moment, the right opportunity will come to you, and you just have to take action on it. I felt it and my life changed in just one moment.

After a couple weeks of hard work, I finally finished writing my first e- book. I faiIed so many times because my English wasn’t so good, so I could write a book. I just wrote, wrote and wrote till I got it right. When I finished I was really excited about it, because it was one of my main goals to write the book back then. But the next moment I was a little bit thoughtful because everything does not end after writing. The real deal only begins.

You have to think about editing, promotion and all other things as it relates to book publishing. I was struggling with all this, and I did not know what to do next, I didn’t have money for all that, but I didn’t give up, I had the right mindset. I knew that I somehow will do it and I would publish that e-book, but I did not have the answer yet – how could I do it?

After some time, I was on my way to a game and went through my Facebook profile and saw that I have one message from Tim Young (CEO YSOP International). At that moment, I did not know anything about it, and I just thought it was another promotional message or scam, you know.

Let’s be honest!

What are the chances that some stranger would be willing to help me, especially if he lives on the other side of the world? At that moment, it seemed unreal to me, but I had this feeling that everything would be alright. (I felt that opportunity). He was telling me that he has an organization that is called YSOP, and it supports young, talented people all around the world. It helps them to achieve their dreams and goals.

I was listening to it and thinking “ Wow, is it really happening to me?” and yeah, it was! So I told him about my book and struggles with it, and he offered his own and his organization’s help. I agreed.

And after I agreed to it, my whole life changed. I published my book. And after one opportunity comes another and another. I became sponsored member of that organization. I did my first modeling shoot. Became top writer on Quora with more than 2 million views on my answers. I spoke in the first Mastermind Event in Latvia. Traveled to New York, Washington for free and just published my second book. And it all in just 8 months.


Do you see? How one opportunity changed my life? Imagine, if I wouldn’t take that one opportunity back then. Probably I would still sit in my bedroom and didn’t know what to do in my life.

Remember, failure is one of the best things could happen in your life. Failure is a school of life. Failure helps to figure out who will be successful and who won’t.


Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn you will never change. And if you don’t change you will never develop yourself further.


I just want to say that if you are passionate about something, work hard on it and do not give up! Never! I promise, life will give you your opportunities, as it happened to me. You only have to feel it and see it, and when it happens, take massive focused action on it.

Life is too short to live a regular life. You are created to do big things. Do not wait for the right moment; create one!

Take action on your opportunities, right know!


Feel free to check out janisbutevics.net for more inspiration.

Janis Butevics
Creating and building personal life plans and helping reach your goals.
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