Opportunity, week 1

We will begin a new discussion topic during our lessons this week — Opportunity.  We will be discussing this topic during the month of November.  During our lessons this week, we will talk together about the basic meaning of Opportunity, and how to recognize it.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  — Thomas Edison (Inventor)

According to the dictionary, an opportunity is a situation or condition favorable for the attainment of a goal.  It is a chance or prospect.  Learning about opportunity can sometimes be confusing, especially since opportunities can be hard to see — even when they are right in front of you.  Each of us has the opportunity to become a great martial artist, just because we are here, in a place we can learn.  Don’t take that for granted — it isn’t a given.  We are here because someone gave us the opportunity to learn a martial art.  It is important to be grateful for this, and to see the opportunity for what it is.

Discussion Questions:

1)  What is something that has been an opportunity for you?

2)  How can you recognize an opportunity?  Can it look like work?

3)  Can the people around you — your family and your friends — help you understand an opportunity?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Opportunity, with our school community by using the form below.

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