IdeasI believe we all deserve an opportunity in life. A shot to success, love, happiness, health, you name it…

What if that opportunity comes to our door and we don’t realize that IS our big break? How do we identify it? Can we trust our intuition? What if we are letting all these opportunities pass because we think our big break is yet to come?

I consider myself to be a creative mind (we all are) in business; at some point my dream was to start small companies. So I do have ideas, must of the time ideas are not good enough depending on the expectations you set for yourself, or at least it feels that way. Bottom line is that I have passed on many ideas before in search for the ONE.
It’s obvious that there is a difference between the people that get their big break and the ones that don’t. Have you ever met one of those guys that everything around them and everything they do is super cool, they always seem to get it right and nothing is a problem? I met a few in my life. Those are the guys that always get their big break. In fact, they get many breaks. It’s the person, not the idea.

Let me give you an example, if I come to you today and tell you about an idea I have to create a network where people can tell their friends what they’re doing and can follow what other people are doing and on top of that I want to call it Twitter… What would you say? Exactly… Is that a super awesome idea? Of course not, it’s what they did with it.

It is NOT the idea. It’s you! I used to be grateful for my “big break”, but it turns out it was just an idea like many others (I think I had better ideas). The reality is that we made it happen with the limited resources we had and the non-existing experience or money. We were so passionate about it that we took a decent idea and created our own “Big Break”.

I still have something else to add to all this, many years ago during a conversation about some of my experiences in life, this person said to me: “Sounds like you let things happen to you…” Today I realize that when we took our first big break, we did it unconsciously, we had nothing to loose. It was perfect, but it was only an act of passion. The proof is that today I still come up with opportunities to create something and I let them go thinking that the idea doesn’t fit me…

There are people that are very successful at what they do, while living their lives completely unaware. There are also people that haven’t had a piece of success and probably never will because they are sitting on the sidewalk waiting for their break. The difference is right there, take what you have and turn it into something remarkable; create your own big break because big breaks really… don’t exist.

On the other hand, don’t get crazy. I know I a guy that jumps at every opportunity and usually ends up losing his shirt to it. Just because your intuition is telling you to go for it doesn’t mean your success is guaranteed. You also need to learn how to fail, more than once, but that’s a whole different conversation.

I have an idea: read a couple of success stories and decide if to you, that was a good idea or they just made it happen. Heck, read about Twitter, the idea, how it works, how it was created and the kind of buzz it generates today…

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.” Orison Swett Marden

Be real. Don’t fool yourself, your “Big Break” is not around the corner… Get inspired and create it yourself.

Photo by Gerard Girbes