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Title: 65 out of 520: How many opportunities are you letting slip away? (An in-depth exploration of the chances we miss in life)

In today’s world, we are surrounded by an abundance of possibilities. New and extraordinary encounters greet us daily, providing us with ample motivation to change our lives and grow further.

But what happens when we ignore or miss these opportunities?

In this expanded article, we will examine 65 instances where luck played a role, and how you can better seize your chances.

  1. Randomness vs. Planning: How many opportunities do you miss because you’re not prepared?

"Randomness is not as random as one might think," says psychologist Daniel Kahneman. In a study, it was shown that people who left their jobs to find better ones typically found a new one within two years. However, those who waited and remained passive had one-third more opportunities to secure a good position [1].

  1. Fear vs. Courage: How many opportunities do you miss because of fear?

"Fear is a natural response to new situations," says therapist Dr. Ingrid Lindner. But when we allow ourselves to trust and experiment, new experiences can often be valuable learning processes and help us grow [2].

  1. Time vs. Energy: How many opportunities do you miss due to time or energy constraints?

Balancing the demands of work, family, and personal life can make it challenging to seize every opportunity that comes our way. Prioritizing activities and managing our energy levels effectively are essential skills in not missing out on potential chances [3].

  1. Persistence vs. Giving Up: How many opportunities do you miss because you give up too soon?

Sometimes, the road to success requires persistence and determination. By not giving up on a goal or dream when faced with initial challenges can lead to valuable opportunities and experiences that might otherwise have been missed [4].

  1. Serendipity vs. Planning: How many opportunities do you miss due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Fate and chance often play a role in our lives, leading us to encounter opportunities when we least expect them. Being open-minded and adaptable can help us make the most of serendipitous encounters and avoid missing out on valuable chances [5].

  1. Expanding Your Horizons: How many opportunities do you miss due to limiting beliefs?

Our thoughts and beliefs shape our reality, influencing which opportunities we choose to pursue and which ones we dismiss as unimportant or unattainable. By challenging our assumptions and broadening our perspectives, we can seize opportunities that might have otherwise gone unnoticed [6].

  1. Networking: How many opportunities do you miss due to a lack of connections?

Building and maintaining relationships with people in our personal and professional networks can provide us with valuable insights, resources, and introductions to new opportunities [7].

  1. Adaptability vs. Stagnation: How many opportunities do you miss because you refuse to change?

Life is ever-evolving, and being unwilling or unable to adapt to new circumstances can result in missed opportunities for personal growth and development [8].

  1. Taking Risks vs. Playing it Safe: How many opportunities do you miss due to fear of risk?

Taking calculated risks can lead to valuable experiences and opportunities that might not have been available otherwise. However, being aware of the potential consequences and making informed decisions is crucial in seizing these chances [9].

  1. Self-reflection vs. Self-denial: How many opportunities do you miss due to ignoring your needs?

Understanding our own wants, desires, and limitations is essential in recognizing and pursuing opportunities that align with our personal growth and development [10].

  1. Emotional Intelligence vs. Impulsivity: How many opportunities do you miss due to emotional reactions?

Being able to identify and manage our emotions effectively can help us seize opportunities when they present themselves, while impulsive actions may result in missed chances or negative consequences [11].

  1. Perspective vs. Narrow-mindedness: How many opportunities do you miss due to a limited perspective?

Opening ourselves up to new experiences and viewpoints can lead to valuable learning opportunities that might have otherwise gone unnoticed [12].


  1. What are some practical ways to seize opportunities?
    • Planning, persistence, adaptability, and networking are crucial skills in seizing opportunities effectively.
  2. Why is it essential to be open-minded when encountering new opportunities?
    • Being open-minded allows us to consider all possibilities and make the most of unexpected circumstances.
  3. How can I improve my ability to identify opportunities?
    • Expanding your perspective, staying curious, and being attentive to your environment can help you recognize opportunities more easily.
  4. What role does self-reflection play in seizing opportunities?
    • Self-reflection helps us understand our values, strengths, and weaknesses, allowing us to make informed decisions when presented with opportunities.
  5. How can I overcome fear when encountering new opportunities?
    • Building confidence, practicing mindfulness, and focusing on the potential benefits can help us overcome fear and seize valuable opportunities [13].


65 out of 520 is a small fraction of your life, but every missed opportunity represents a chance that will no longer be available. By being open to new experiences, embracing change, and developing skills such as planning, adaptability, and networking, you can make the most of the opportunities that come your way and live a richer, more fulfilling life [14].


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Emotional Intelligence:

Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Bantam Books.
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Adaptability and Opportunity in an Unpredictable World. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.