“Most people miss opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison
"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade." - Tom Peters
This morning, I want to share two inspiring stories about seizing opportunities and making improbable dreams come true.
Two days ago, the horse, Rich Strike, was not supposed to be in the Kentucky Derby, horse racing’s biggest stage. Before Friday morning, Rich Strike was not even in the field. The starting gate for the Kentucky Derby included 20 spaces, but Rich Strike wore No. 21 because the horse entered the race just 34 hours before the race start when another horse was scratched. Against 80-1 odds, Rich Strike came from behind to win the Kentucky Derby.