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I recently joined the brigade of those that use driving glasses. My glasses are also tinted to avoid glare.

When I first tried them, I found it a bit awkward as I have only ever used glasses for reading work. Yet, with the gentle persuasion of my wife and common sense, I have “adjusted” to this new improved vision.

The reason that I share this story, is how it is paralleled in seeing opportunities!

We tend to be used to looking at life through the lenses we have always used. Yet, consider this quote……”If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

The lesson? To increase the number of opportunities we see, we should consider changing the lens we use. Back to my driving glasses. I must admit a higher degree of clarity, which could mean seeing danger and the “opportunity” of new journeys.

Secondly, I had to overcome the feeling of the unfamiliar.  “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”  – Albert Einstein

I initially experienced some difficulty in adjusting to wearing and using the glasses. But with some perseverance, a much clearer vista appeared.

The lesson? By pressing in past discomfort, a new opportunity may be found

Finally, applying for a renewal of my drivers licence prompted me to visit the optician.   That is, I saw a change coming and needed to adjust to it.

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker

The lesson?  By embracing and welcoming change, you may also surface a great opportunity.

I hope these 3 simple thoughts may help increase your….opportunity seeing.

Change your lens; press past discomfort and embrace and welcome change.

Speaking of opportunity, please be reminded of the super opportunity for young people (18-35) to enter the City of Cape Town’s #YouthStartCT competition. Entries close on the 16th May.

Please do an online search if you would like to enter.

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