In this episode, I will tell you a short story about a long drive that changed the way I think and had a major impact on our business here at the Engineering Management Institute. I hope that it helps you to cultivate an opportunistic mindset in your career and life overall.
Here are some of the key points discussed in this short story about my long unforeseen drive:
- If you can adopt the mentality of everything that happens to you is the best possible thing that can happen to you, then you will start looking for opportunities in everything you do.
- You can’t go wrong in your career or life when you cultivate an opportunistic mindset as you will be constantly looking for opportunities to take something appears not to be great, and make something great out of it.
- This is truly a powerful mindset to have. It’s really not that hard, like anything else, it’s just a matter of cultivating this habit.
- As an engineer, you encounter problems on a day-to-day basis. For every bad or challenging thing that comes your way, something great can come out of them, but unless you change your mindset and look for these opportunities, you won’t find them.
- Your brain is the most powerful computer in the world. Anytime that you can feed opportunistic thoughts into your brain, it will help you a lot when you get into these not-so-great situations.
More in this episode…
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, I will provide you with some tips on how you can start to cultivate an opportunistic mindset.
Everything that happens to you is the best possible thing that can happen to you. – Chris Prentiss
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|Zen and the Art of Happiness||The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari||Million Dollar Consulting|
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
The Engineering Career Coach
Author of Engineer Your Own Success