Opportunity Knocks: Marry My Daughter


Opportunity can be describe as a set of circumstances that makes it possible for us to do something. How many of us are aware of the opportunities that come across in our life? How many of us are prepared to grab these opportunities as they knock our doors? Most of us are aware that opportunity knock but only once.


A visitor: Knock, knock ( on the door).

Child: Who’s there please?

Visitor: This is Opportunity!

Child: My mum said opportunity doesn’t knock twice!

Yes opportunity knocks once and it never comes back. Successful people do understand this and therefore ready to grab opportunity as it knock once. In fact many successful people do not wait for opportunities to turn their goals into reality. They make their opportunities, because they are perfectly clear about the kind of life they wish to create. Once you have taken the time to decide exactly what you want, you will experience an endless flow of opportunities that will help move you in that direction.

Opportunity: You can marry her

Thomas A. Edison once said opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like a hard work.

If you still do not understand what Edison is trying say, the read the story of a young man below:

A young man wished to marry the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission. The farmer looked at him and said, you will marry my daughter upon passing one important test. Of course, the young man was happy to take the test.

The farmer said “Son, go stand out in that field. I’m going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter.”

The young man stood in the field awaiting the first bull. The door opened and here comes a meanest looking bull he had ever seen in his life. He decided that the next bulls may be better choice than this one, so he ran over and let the bull pass through.

The door opened again for the second bull. Hmmm! He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life. Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one he thought again.

The door opened for the third and final bull. A smile came across his face. This was the weakest and smallest bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull, he said to himself. As the bull came running by, he firmly positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment. He threw his hands to grab…..But alas…. The bull had no tail.

Fair enough, he has failed the test because he did not grab the first opportunity.

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger-but recognize the opportunity.” ― John F. Kennedy

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