Creating legacy through small opportunities

‘Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.’  Orison Swett Marden 

Creating legacy and small opportunities

Creating legacy is about making the very best of whatever happens to you. There’s no such thing as a small opportunity; there are just ‘opportunities’, which you can make the best of or not.

Every opportunity helps you flex your legacy muscles

Never underestimate the value of small challenges to flexing your legacy muscles. Such challenges provide excellent avenues for deliberate practice

By overcoming small challenges, you are elevating the stakes for yourself, and what may look like an insurmountable obstacle today may look minuscule in a year’s time. This is the power of improving your ability to create legacy one small step at a time.

Small opportunities and building a reputation

Another reason to do your very best with every single opportunity that comes your way, no matter how small it may seem, is that you will build a reputation as someone who does their best.

Eventually, people will begin to call you and ask if they can help you on your next legacy projects; and gatekeepers will begin to take notice of you.

Therefore, treat every opportunity you have as a way of building a brand, of convincing people that you are worth rooting for.

How are you taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way?

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Alexa Ispas

I am a social entrepreneur, blogger, and talent scout, interested in helping people who want to create legacy. I have recently completed my PhD thesis in social psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and am originally from Romania. I am writing a daily blog on creating legacy, which you can find at