December 1, 2022 at 1:56 p.m.


by Levi Zimmerman
Words of wisdom say opportunity only knocks once and then it becomes your choice to open the door or ignore it.
Sometimes you hear it loud and clear, sometimes you wonder if you heard something, and other times you don't even realize there was an opportunity until it has passed you by.
I couldn't count how many times I've been complacent when presented with an opportunity.
They come and go, and then I'm kicking myself, wondering how I missed it.
Then I start with the "coulda, woulda, shoulda."
Those kinds of missed opportunities are the majority in my life.
They weren't life changing opportunities but more simple oversights that made me think, "Darn, I wish I had done that."
Missed opportunities because I was so indecisive and couldn't make up my mind about going somewhere or doing something.
I've missed worthwhile, valuable experiences and social gatherings, because I was too insecure about taking a chance and getting out of my comfort zone.
I try to always be self-aware and avoid being complacent, because it's easy to just be indifferent and go into "autopilot."
But that's dangerous.
Before I wake up, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, you get the idea.
It's fine to be happy with what I've done, who I am and where I'm at, but I have to be working towards something, even if it's something far off.
Slow motion is better than no motion.
At least if I try and fail, I won't say to myself "I wonder what would've happened if I..."