We take things for granted everyday. The air we breathe, the clothes we wear are just a few examples. Take air for example. Without air, we cannot survive for more than a few minutes. Air is available to everyone, yet people use it differently. Some people breathe in air to sustain themselves and sit around and feel sorry for themselves, while others, use the energy it provides to make a difference in their lives.
It is almost like opportunities. It is everywhere. Only difference is, they come and go, and you have to act on it. Sometimes, when you miss an opportunity, and you are lucky, it comes back, but if you are not, if goes and never comes back forever. Opportunity alone does not guarantee success. Opportunities must be seized and acted upon. Someone once said "people don't act to fail, but people fail to act". This is very true.
For example, in my own life. I missed my opportunity, my dream to be on the school's drama team. In the beginning, I was in it. But, not long after I was in it, due to some quarrels and misunderstanding, I quit! Well, once people are angry, they can throw everything away, even the things that is most precious to them. Anger is a dangerous thing. They later called me back, but I was still mad at them, so I rejected their offer. I failed to act to cool my temper down. Now, because i'm not in it, I feel anger each time I see those who are competing. Well, sorry Keat Hwa 2 drama team, I support Keat Hwa 1's team. Maybe next year, I'll support you, when I've learnt to control my rage. It was my fault for not appreaciating and seizing the opporunity, when I had a second chance.
Well, as I said, it takes more than opportunities to succeed, it's up to you and what you do about it.