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Knock Knock.

Who is it?

It is me Opportunity.

What! Opportunity? But, wait a minute. No. You aren't opportunity.

Yes I'm.

No you aren't. Because opportunity knocks only once. But you have knocked twice.

A simple story to convey to my friends that opportunity comes to us not twice, but once, we have to identify it and make good use of it.

And what happens if we don't?  Read this story that I found interesting in Shiv Khera's book "You Can Win." It is a wonderful book. I recommend all to read it. This is the story.

An eagle's egg was placed in the nest of a chicken. The egg hatched and the little eagle grew up thinking it was a chicken. The eagle did what the chickens did. It scratched in the dirt for seeds. It clucked and cackled. It never flew more than a few feet because that is what the chickens did.

One day he saw an eagle flying gracefully and majestically in the open sky. He asked the chickens: "What is that beautiful bird?"

The chickens replied, "That is an eagle. He is an outstanding bird, but you cannot fly like him because you are just a chicken."

So the eagle never gave it a second thought, believing that to be the truth. He lived the life of  a chicken and died a chicken, depriving himself of his heritage because of his lack of vision.

What a waste! He was born to win, but was conditioned to lose. The same thing is true of most people.

We must identify the hidden potentials we have in ourselves to come out successful.

Look friends, had the eagle identified its true self, it's life would have definitely changed. But it didn't. And it lost it's chance to succeed in it's life.

Whenever we face a difficulty, understand that there is something positive in store for us there. Never frown and back down. Albert Einstein rightly said -  "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

So when we are under pressure, the first thing to remember is that there is an opportunity in here for me to learn and move ahead, and all I have to do is to get a breakthrough.

Before I conclude,

Four things do not come back: The spoken word, The sped arrow, The past life And The neglected opportunity.

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