When it comes to opportunities, there are types of people – Waiters and Makers. Not referring to waiter from the more traditional sense of waiting tables at a restaurant, but from the perspective of someone who sits around and waits.
Think about waiter from the early 14th century definition, where a waiter was a watchman or attendant and their primary duty was to sit around and watch.
Again, when it comes to understanding how people interact with the opportunities of life, there are two types of people – waiters and makers.
- Waiters – those who sit around and wait on the opportunities to come to them.
- Makers – those who create opportunities and make opportunities happen.
When opportunity knocks the waiter sits around waiting for someone else to open the door and that someone else is the maker whose ready to make things happen. When opportunity knocks, answer the door. If opportunity doesn’t knock, kick the door down.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ~Seneca
Seize the opportunity!
Are you a Waiter or a Maker?