Have you ever had something you were so excited for be snatched up from under your feet? I’m 99.9% sure that is how most people are feeling in the southern states right about now. You get drawn into wearing your short sleeve shirts, light socks, and tennis shoes, and BAM! Winter strikes again! Three days ago it was 75 degrees out. Today, I’m in Starbucks watching the snow fall.
Promises falls through every day. It may be a potential client about to book and then she never reaches out to you again. It could be having just saved enough money for a vacation and a medical emergency happens. It can even be something as simple as traffic appearing to be clear, only to reveal itself to be jammed. I recently had a prospect reach out to me about wedding photography. She spoke highly of my work and the experiences I’ve given other brides and was in love with every aspect of how I run my business. Once I was ready to send the contract, she backed out suddenly to hire another photographer because he was cheaper. Ouch. It wasn’t because he would add value to the couple, or capture the day as they wanted, but because they wanted to save money. It really stings when you spend time making a relationship with someone, only to be burned.
What’s the Point?
So what’s the point of missed opportunity? Simply this. When an opportunity passes you by, don’t let that get you down. Whoever passed you does not value you, and they may end up better or worse for it. This will happen often in your lifetime, but that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that when this happens, you keep on going. Eventually, your opportunity will come and you will not be passed on by. Warmer days are ahead.