When solving a crime, police look for suspects with the motive, means and opportunity to carry out the offence.

Hopefully, there aren’t too many career criminals reading this blog, but I know that there are a lot of people who are looking to maximise their lives, so what does motive, means and opportunity mean for you?

Motive – If you can find the right motive or reason for doing something, you will gain the passion that you need to do the work, push through your obstacles and stay disciplined when you don’t seem to be making any progress.

Means – Once you have the motive to pursue your goals, you need the means.  It’s tempting sometimes to make the assumption that you don’t have the necessary tools at your disposal to be successful.  Don’t get too caught up in what resources you have (or don’t have), but focus on how resourceful you can be.  If nothing else, you have your intellect, your experience, your network, your problem solving skills and ability to persist.

Opportunity – Once you have the motive and means, you just need an opportunity.

An opportunity to shine.

An opportunity to utilise your skills.

An opportunity to make a positive difference.

These opportunities are all around you, you just need to be aware of them.

And then you need to grab them with both hands.

The motive, means and opportunity to do something remarkable with your life are available to all of us.

To not use them would be criminal!

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