About The Opportunist
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. “
In the end we all want to conquer our objections. Every step in our journey determines the rate of speed to the final destination. The question is not if we are going to take the long or short way but rather, are we going to take the opportunity given? Goosebumps right? I like to think we are ordinary people that can become extra ordinary beings.
I grew up with two hard working parents; both migrated from Vietnam. My parents took jobs that no one wanted. Looking back when I was a small child, I have failed miserably to understand the effort my mom and dad worked to provide my three siblings and I had proper clothes, food, and a home. We begged for toys only to toss it aside when we became bored and more greedy for something new.
When I was about nine years old, I fully understood the true value of the dollar. I hugged my mom while she was washing the dishes and told her, “When I grow older, I will become rich and you can live with me forever in a big house.”
To make this long story short, I took the opportunity to leave Texas after I graduated high school. While my Dad was asleep, my Mom gave me her blessings to leave. She smiled and said, “Don’t worry about your Dad, he will still love you.”
And with that, I hugged everybody goodbye and left. I knew what was going to happen when I chose to leave Texas; I would break my Dad’s heart. The following morning my Dad called me; I could hear him sobbing softly demanding that I apologize for leaving without saying goodbye.
To this day, I can’t say I regret my decision because I don’t. I opened a very successful business with my fiancé. Despite the economy,we are doing extremely well. I call my parents every so often nagging them to retire, but they just tell me to shut up.
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