Opportunities can come unexpectedly and it’s up to each and every person to ensure they’re ready when the time comes. This week, we hear from sports psychologist Dr. Stuart Singer, who shares tips on how to get prepared and stay prepared for the big break. Singer considers himself a lifelong learner and he uses that passion for knowledge to open doors and bolster his connections.
Things can always happen differently from how we imagine. That’s why it’s so important to always be ready to present the best versions of ourselves when the time comes. Success may sometimes be out of our control, but we’ll be well-positioned to try our hardest if we keep the fire burning. Even if we’re not the best at something, staying hungry to learn and willing to work hard can still get us to the top and help us grab each opportunity as it comes along.
What You’ll Learn:
- Use connections to build opportunities
- Be intentional about one’s actions; be present
- Dive in headfirst, not allowing fear to overcome
- Simplify in order to complete tasks in a logical way
- Commit to being a lifelong learner
“There’s two things that you need to do. The first is be willing to work. The second one is be willing to learn.” -Dr. Stuart Singer
“You want to achieve great things and you want to achieve them immediately, but at some point, this is going to be really difficult, and it’s supposed to be difficult. This isn’t supposed to be easy and it’s not.” -Dr. Stuart Singer
“You’ve got to be able to prepare for when that opportunity arrives, so you can grab hold of it. It’s going to look like luck to everyone else, but for you, if you’re able to look back, you can connect all the dots.” -Jake Thompson
“It’s not about beating everyone else. It’s about doing your best to be your best.” -Jake Thompson
“Luck is simply preparation meets opportunity.” -Jake Thompson