Chance: (Merriam-Webster: something that happens unpredictably without discernible human intention or observable cause OR opportunity)

“It’s the chance of a lifetime, in a lifetime of chance”

“Run For The Roses” by Dan Fogelberg

Be aware

The longing for a chance to fulfil a dream is common, and this can include a wide spectrum of wishes. Coincidental events that benefit your entrepreneurial goals cannot be planned, but they are so important when they do occur. The ability to recognize them is vital.

My chance

My door opened when I worked at a small restaurant to get some extra cash to travel. The owner, my mentor, opened my eyes to the possibility of owning and operating a restaurant. I leapt at the chance to take advantage of his expertise. I treasured my good fortune.

However, jumping at chances that present themselves is not wise. A thorough analysis of the possibility of success and the risk can never be ignored. It could become another form of dream, a nightmare. Unfortunately, my plan got a bit out of hand.


Our lives are full of possibilities and entrepreneurs that ignore them will regret it. How many doors need to be opened before walking through and possibly realizing the dream? Don’t pass over these opportunities, but do evaluate them. Most people just want the chance to achieve their goal at least once.