A New Opportunity

Jeff Altman
2 min readJan 1, 2021

I don’t want to tell you stories about my past today.

I think we can all we can do is look in the mirror and see our own story in this.

In life, we sometimes lose our way.

We become trapped in our ideas of how things should be and refuse to accept how they are. Until we accept how things are, we can’t make changes.

Everyone tells their sob story elements possibilities lost.

It isn’t that we shouldn’t acknowledge our mistakes.

We make the mistake of acting is though our mistakes are who we are.

That is one of the many lies we tell ourselves.

In life, we sometimes lose our way.

We become lost in the stories others tell us in the ones we tell ourselves.

If we keep an agile mind and accept how things are and try to change based upon the teachings that we receive, the successes we have in the mistakes that we make, we triumph.

Our spirit carries us forward because we act, not out of avoidance or fear of making mistakes, but because we move forward positively.

It isn’t what you start that matters. It is the steps that you take and that you finish that matters.

Giving up, quitting, surrendering to ideas that you can’t do something or that you are wrong or that you are your mistakes won’t help you get to where you want to be.

As a man, as a woman, we have a finite amount of time to have the lives that we want.

Take. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Many people use the idea of new years as a chance for new opportunities.

You can create new opportunities at any time but let’s take advantage of this new year to put the future in front of us and learn the lessons of the past and gain ground.

A lifetime is not a long time.

We know we are not immortal.

How do you want to live your life right now?

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2021


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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