Never look back. Concentrate on this moment forward and do everything in your power. There is no downside risk. Now you may have a chance.~Richard Bloch
Opportunity may be found wherever you really look for it. To be able to capitalize on opportunity when it arises, you must have some cash reserves. To build a cash reserve, you must save a portion of your income. As you learn to pay yourself first, your perceived value will increase.
Forming the habit of saving in a systematic manner, places in you in the way of greater opportunity. It gives you vision, self confidence, and enthusiasm to increase your earning capacity. This practice will destroy your poverty-consciousness. Having savings sets up a prosperity-consciousness. You begin to demand prosperity and expect it. You have prepared yourself to receive it and use it wisely. Form the habit of thinking and talking of prosperity and abundance. Soon material evidence will manifest in the nature of wider, opportunity, both new and unexpected.
Without savings you suffer in two ways: first, by the inability to seize opportunities that come only to the person with some ready cash, and second, by embarrassment due to lack of reserve capital for emergencies. Most of us have developed the Habit of Spending while neglecting the Habit of Saving. The Habit of Saving requires self-control and self-sacrifice, in other words, more force of character than most of us have developed. Over time the Habit of Saving also gives a thrill that spending cannot, as more and more opportunity is seized.
The rule is that if you follow the systematic Habit of Saving, a definite proportion of all the money you earn and receive, you are certain to place yourself in a position of financial independence. If you save nothing, you can be sure you will never be financially independent, no matter how great your income.
I intend that opportunity is mine for the asking. I now ask opportunity into my life. I allow it in positively; for I know that I am safe. I am grateful, I give thanks. So be it, so it is.