Finish Your Opportunities

During the 20120 Summer Olympic Games, I heard an interview with the coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team. She said something that caught my attention. She said, the winner of the final game between Japan and the U.S., would be the team that “finished the most opportunities.”

That struck me as brilliant. Think about it…the winner would be the one who FINISHED the most opportunities. Not the one who TRIED for the most opportunities, but finished them.

It got me thinking about how many times I have been presented with an opportunity and either made a halfhearted attempt at it, or passed on it entirely. That simple statement gave me a renewed vigor to grab every opportunity I can and approach it with the attitude that I will see it through to the end. And, that I will do so with every ounce of my being.

How about you? What opportunities are you going finish?


  1. I LOVE this, thanks for the new perspective! I too am going to look at finishing opportunities of interest (for which I have plenty). My mantra for the last three years has been “If not now, WHEN?”; I’m changing it to “Finish Opportunities!”. Thanks for penning this Holly!

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