Opportunities are often self created - Beauteeful Living

If there was a post to make you feel more empowered to create and tackle your goals for 2016, I hope it will be this one. Allow me to explain.

When searching for a word to describe how I’d like my year to represent, the word that came to mind happens to be a compound word: SELFCREATED.

My word of the year last year was “INSPIRED” and it certainly was representative of the year I had in 2015. While there were dips and peaks in my level of inspiration, as a whole, I felt inspired to do different things last year. Most of these new things were even shared on this blog.

With this blog approaching 2 years old this March, I’d like to share something that the creation of Beauteeful Living has truly shown me…

Opportunities are often SELFCREATED.

Joy Cho, creator of the popular Oh Joy brand is one of my favorite bloggers that I follow. Besides loving her style (modern, colorful, and streamlined), I love how she often provides insights on her journey as a graphic designer and business owner. Last summer, I happened to catch a video that Joy shared with her followers. It was a short clip, as part of a video series where she answered some of the “most asked” questions from her readers.

The Topic: What was the secret behind her success?

My biggest takeaway from Joy’s answer was how much of what she had accomplished (ex. scoring campaigns with big brands like Target) came from her “GOING AFTER” these opportunities.

She applied for them. Things were not handed to her.

The honesty of her humble answer is inspiring.

We should not think that opportunities and amazing things happen to those simply because …

  • They are more talented,
  • They have more money,
  • They have more connections,
  • They have better hair [sorry…had to throw that in there] 🙂

           The list goes on and on.

Of course, people do get ahead because of the above-listed reasons but to feel defeated because one doesn’t have a “leg up” to their competition is a very poor reason not to try hard.

We must also dismiss the notion that success just happens. Sure, people who are successful can attribute “LUCK” being a part of how they navigated toward their path to success. However, I’m pretty sure the majority of successful people will say that they sought out opportunities. They were not the ones who waited for opportunities to appear on their front lawn.

The sooner, we realize that we “self-create” our own opportunities, the sooner we will achieve our goals and what we envision for ourselves and our lives.

Isn’t it empowering to know that “you” are the driver behind what you can achieve?

I’d like to thank many of you for joining me as I share my creative process and build upon Beauteeful Livings mission of creating the home you love, making lasting memories, and doing the things you love while enjoying the simple joys in life.

There are some fun things, some pretty big ideas, and lots of inspiring bloggers and small business owners that I look forward to sharing on the blog this year. I hope you will find some inspiration in the things shared!

Special thanks to my lovely readers and a “big welcome” to those who are new to this blog. If you’re not already subscribed to Beauteeful Living’s newsletter, please subscribe here to never miss a post:

If you have a specific goal you are looking to achieve this year, I’d love to hear it. Please share in comments or send me an email at “tee@beauteefulliving.com.” Catch you back here next week. Enjoy your weekend! Xoxo, Tee.

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