“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor” – Jackson Browne
When opportunity knocks, you have to be there to hear it. That’s why I love this analogy to dance. Anyone who knows me, knows my love of dance. I watch every dance show on television and have taking several dance lessons myself. Dance is pure expression. Dance expresses emotion where mere words are inadequate.
The above metaphor emphasizes the power of actually being on the dance floor. Of already working toward your goals when opportunity strikes. It’s being at the right place at the right time. But this isn’t because you’re lucky. It’s because you are working hard and have taken the presumptive step to be on the metaphoric dance floor.