Peter Drucker on Opportunities
“It is more productive to convert an opportunity into results than to solve a problem – which only restores the equilibrium of yesterday.” Peter Drucker
Opportunities live in your imagination. Problems feel present even though they occurred in the past.
Negatives exert stronger pull than positives.
3 ways to get a grip on opportunities:
#1. Personal development.
Problems produce personal growth when you learn, try new things, and seek counsel from people smarter than you are.
#2. Planning opportunities.
Notice recurring stresses and problems. How can you plan for the next occurrence of the same negative situation?
#3. Partnership opportunities.
Reflect on who you aspire to become. Forget your problems for a moment. Who might you invite into your life that makes your aspirations more likely? The people you invite into your life reflect your future self.
Beware becoming a problem-solving machine. Some problems require immediate resolution. Solving problems enhances your reputation.
Seizing opportunities makes you a leader.
How might you focus a little more on opportunities today?
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