You can take these letters and make them say "no where," or rearrange them and they will say "now here."  I'm talking about opportunity in America today.  There are some who say it is "no where," but many others are saying opportunity is "now here."  Needless to say, I agree with the latter because 80% of the millionaires in America today are first-generation millionaires.

But the question is, do opportunities really exist in large numbers?  Yes, I believe they do.  Simple example: In 1937, J. Willard Marriott of Marriott Hotel/Motel fame, noticed that customers at one of his restaurants near the Washington airport bought meals to carry on flights.  That gave him the germ of an idea and he paid a visit to Eastern Air Transport and arranged to deliver pre-packaged meals to departing airplanes.  The initial idea was so successful that Marriott convinced American Airlines to join in and soon all the airlines were doing the same thing.  He formed Marriott Corporation, which eventually supplied airplanes at more than a hundred airports.  That's recognizing an opportunity, and then capitalizing on that opportunity.

Actually, every problem can present a series of unique opportunities.  The vacuum cleaner was invented because someone noticed that when you sweep dust all you do is rearrange it, so someone decided that dust should be picked up and the simplest way to pick it up would be with a stream of air which hovered over the dirt and lifted it upward.  A giant industry was born as a result.

The truth is opportunities are seldom identified by a label that says, "This problem represents a great idea and here's what you should do about it."  No, it doesn't happen that way.  People with ideas look at the problem and ask the question: "I wonder if there's a better solution to this particular problem?"

Look for the opportunities in life and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator.  He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs.  He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily