It is easy to conjure up the vivid dreams of a hopeful future, and to play through scenarios of opportunities as they come knocking on your door. The problem with this, is the complacency that fills your life when these opportunities do not arise. You may fall into the belief that there are no opportunities out there, accept your life as it is and become comfortable with it, and you may find little self-worth in the process. The fact is, opportunities are everywhere. Instead of waiting for them, you have to realize that they are waiting for you.
If you do not seek them out, you may never move beyond the basic life you are living. You have to become a mover. The kind of person who looks for the needs and wants in their life, and finds ways to fulfill them. This requires a great deal of determination, and a desire to work as hard as possible to make your dreams come true. This is not for those who are lazy, or those who with to skim by with mediocrity. This is what is born from innovators and leaders. This requires a unique ability to learn from the lessons and the experiences that have made you who you are, and to build on them.
Now is the time to make this happen. Discover the passions you possess, and you will be on your way to determining what will make you happy. Then, seek it out. It may require a return to school, a change of jobs, learning new skills, or a change of attitude. It may require risk, and you will have to decide if the risk is worth taking. Just remember that each person who created a successful business, designed products, wrote books, or built a successful career, had to work hard to get there. There is no easy way to true success, it is a road that must be paved with failures, lessons, and tenacity. Make your opportunities, instead or waiting for them.