When the Opportunity Looks Crummy

Learning When to Say Yes

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What If The Opportunity Looks Differently than Planned

Wanting to become a great aviator, Amelia Earhart couldn’t make her living as a pilot so she took a job as a social worker.

One day, however she was offered a pretty offensive opportunity. It went along the lines of, “We have someone willing to fund the first female transatlantic flight. Our first choice has already backed out. And, you won’t be able to actually fly the plane, and we are going to send two men along as chaperones and guess what, we’ll pay them a lot of money and you won’t get anything. Oh, and you very well might die while doing it” (Ryan Holiday).


Focus on The Overall Goal

While the opportunity sounds unacceptable by many people’s standards, Earhart focused on her overall goal and how to move forward and make it happen. Energy comes from getting started.

Rather than feeling sorry for herself she said yes, and took the opening. Just because the conditions are less than perfect, doesn’t mean you say no. Sometimes the best opportunities do not look very good at first.


or we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).


Interested in a Daily Faith Boost?

This post comes from a devotional series called 4:00 AM Faith. It is written each morning and sent in a condensed format to several people. If you are interested in receiving a daily faith boost, email me at lmcdonell2001@yahoo.com

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