This term is actually used in a wide range of fields, from astronomy to economics. In astronomy, scientists may have only a brief window of opportunity to observe a remarkable event, due to the alignment of various celestial bodies and the difficulty involved in coordinating the use of scientific equipment. In medicine, a doctor may refer to a “window of opportunity” for treatment, meaning a brief period of time during which treatment would be highly effective. In economics, window of opportunity can open up when products experience a brief downturn, allowing competitors to move in, or when companies spot a potential for a market advantage.
So taking all those meanings into account… what does window of opportunity mean to all of us? It means we have some sort of opportunity to share information, talents, products, inventions, books, etc. in a predetermined amount of time. The predetermined amount of time is the thing that gets many of us in trouble. We “get” an idea for something… procrastinate actually doing something about it… and voila… someone else will market your idea, publish your book, and/or teach your new healing modality, etc. You see, all information exists in “the unified field”… when a person accesses this field… you can “bring” all sorts of new (to us) things into the 3rd dimension. We sometimes forget that others also have access to this field…. So when we “get” the idea, etc…. the universe will sorta (in its own unique totally unfathomable way) mask the information to others and let you have it for a period of time to get it out to into the third dimension. So, we get an idea, sit on it, think about it, sit on it some more – and low and behold.. someone else (after awhile) will “run” with it… yep, we missed the window. I can’t even being to tell you how many times this has happened to us…
Tom Peters: “If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”
Harry Truman: “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”
Winston Churchill: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Lyn S. James: “A second ago is gone, and a second from now might be. Now is all you’ve got. Go for it!”
Dave Weinbaum: “A window of opportunity won’t open itself.”
Napoleon Bonapart: “Ability is of little account without opportunity.”
Golden windows of opportunities for new inventions, information, ideas hold out the promise of great rewards but generally require risky concentration without the benefit of knowing whether the “bet” will pay off.
Have you missed any “windows of opportunity”? This time, we aren’t missing ours… thanks for spending time with me… I need to go check out my “do’s” for today… right now my most pressing window of opportunity for hot freshly brewed coffee before Loren drinks it all… gotta go NOW!!!!