Opportunity knocks only once.
An old proverb once said. And many added that when opportunity knocks, be sure to answer the door.
I always believe that opportunities are aplenty in this vast world. Sometimes, though, we are not aware of such options or are not ready to grab them just yet. Does this make such opportunity a missed chance? I do not think so.
Opportunity knocks only once
They say opportunity knocks only once and there may not be a second chance. We need to be alert. But more than that, we need to identify if such option is an opportunity to advance ourselves. Sometimes, there are opportunities dressed as adversities and vice versa.
Let me share with you one opportunity I just had.
The missed opportunity
I got a job offer. It was for a writing post. I passed the series of interview and got a commendable grade on the sample article asked of me to write. I could start this week, much to my gratification.
I asked for the job details and compensation.
As a newly hire, I need to undergo a certain trial period. I am required to pitch a number of articles a day. And I need to submit the draft on the same day. For that, I would receive only less than half the compensation I was initially told. But after that trial period, I will get a fairly decent pay per approved article. The promise of a higher compensation comes in when I become a regular. The pay per article would be based on the total average page views.
I did not ask anymore when would one be regularized. I politely declined.