sometimes, opportunity is knocking but you need to say no, too!

@missjahn (4578)
Philippines
April 3, 2013 10:10am CST
i do not know sometimes why life is made up of choices. like me, i need to find a job and i opportunity is already knocking in my door. but i need to fix my mind and be firmed with my decision coz as much as i do not want to waste it, i cannot take it. it is because, as i opened the idea of having a job to my family and laying all the chances to pass the teacher's board exams, they suggested that i must review first before doing anything else. that is why, having a job and its opportunities and earning advantages only salivate me. what can i do when weighing two important things and that i need only to choose one. it is quiet true that when you pass the teachers board, more opportunities follow. so for now, i need to sacrifice and do what is right or good, afterall, i am not doing this for another person. this is for myself, to my family and love ones and also to God. what about you, how many times does an opportunity knocked in your feet but you need to say no because there is an another thing for you to do first before anything else? share it here goody friends out there :) thanks
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16 responses
@mjhalz8 (255)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
It's because you need to consider something much better to come than this one knocking on you now. I don't see any bad things on saying "NO" to it, because maybe there is much more good and big opportunity to come on your way. Just don't rush and choose wisely.
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@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
yes, you said it right. there is more than to opportunity being offered to me and that is taking the next step which is the teacher's exam to make my dream complete pertaining to this. i need to wait and to have patience and also perseverance to make my dream come true.
@mjhalz8 (255)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
That's the spirit. GO! I know you will succeed on that. Good Luck!
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
thanks to you :)
@scheng1 (24797)
• Singapore
6 Apr 13
Hi Missjahn, since you have passed the examination, you might as well think about making full use of it. if you cannot commit to full time job now, you can become a tutor. With your qualification, you can charge better rate, and still have time to be with your family. Perhaps you can ask around to see how the other teachers cope with full time job, and family obligation.
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@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
oh no, not yet scheng. i am about to take the board exams this coming september. i hoped and prayed that i can make it for better career stability. this is for myself and for my family if could get it right and triumphantly. also for God :) thanks for joining here:)
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
i have turned down jobs in the past because i have to take care of my baby.. i cant find someone that can take care of him that i will have a peace of mind so i decided to just do it instead of someone else.. i really wanted that job because i know i can go further i can reach my dreams but i guess God has a time for everything.. i believe that if it is the right time then it will come to you..
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@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
as what my faith is dictating me that there is a good timing for everything to each one of us. may we regret for not taking the job as for a moment but as i believe, choosing between the most important to do is hard. we need to weigh and i agree with you, your baby is most important rather accepting the job during that time. so thanks for your hope so to happen within myself. thanks
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
3 Apr 13
Well, you have a good opportunity to plan your future. Try to engage in pass exams and therefore take the degree. You said well, what you do, you do it just for you.
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@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
thanks my friend. even how regretful is it to be for not taking the chances to have a job for now, i may also not risk the chance of passing the teacher's exams by not reviewing. yes, i do it for myself and then after, if could have a good job by eligibility - i have a chance to at least help my love ones in terms of financial as i hope it so dearly. thanks much :)
@Raine38 (9116)
• United States
3 Apr 13
I really tried not to dwell and think about the opportunities that I let pass in favor of something else that I think I should wait a while. If I would count all those opportunities I would just be a bit depressed and I might be swayed from my decisions.
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@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
yeah, it is really hard to think back things we just let slipped and allow it to pass by. it is because we do not know what tomorrow is bringing us. quiet depressing indeed more if the taken decision do not have a good result or not fulfilling. but what else to do, i guess, we think and uphold anticipation beforehand, only the result we expected is different from what we planned and wish to happen. i guess also, it happened for a reason, and that - sometimes we need to learn by our own mistakes, if risking chances is it as we call it. but, i know, God has big plans for each of us. so good luck to us all and to all of our aspirations and plans in life for HIS glory and name. amen to that :)
• United States
3 Apr 13
I would think that it would be much better to take the time to be prepared before launching out into an opportunity like that. It will better prepare you for what lies ahead and all the more profitable opportunities that might come along. In some regions here they will hire you with a "provisional" position and give you the time to take the exam. If that were possible there it might work out okay as long as you still have time to study properly for the exam.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
wow, i love that. here in the philippines, there are some offices that must not know if you plan to stay in their firm for awhile because there is bigger opportunity is at stake and to grab along the way. if they know it beforehand, there is no chance for you to be accepted in that job. oh, you know passing the exams is inevitable as well. it is the overall result of your perspiration, luck and inspiration. that is why, as much as i can, i need to review and review. so help me God :) thanks for joining herein :)
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
that's why working online is still the best for you now.it won't even have to compete time with your review. good luck and GOD bless.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
and you are always a part of it why i am here in mylot. i should thank you for recommending me in mylot. thanks for the best wishes :)
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• Philippines
14 Apr 13
no problem. do the same with others. it always bring us joy and gratitude while we're helping others grow and progress, financially.keep going!
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
nice to hear that, seems you have a soft hear . it is nice to see some progressive outcomes more if you were a part of it. so thanks :)
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Opportunities do come and go, but not all opportunities must be grabbed ~ some are there to lure you but not all are good for you. I have let go of a lot of opportunities in my life, but come to think of it, those opportunities may not have been good for me after all. There are those which I hadn't seen too, opportunities that passed me by because I was to busy focusing on something else. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
you are right!not all of the opportunities should be grabbed even how tempting this chance is. sometimes we need to let it slip to move forward, maybe choosing the other way around is worthwhile than the other one. but as we hope so, a prayer is uttered to have a good and right decision-making out of confusion. life is like that; it has lots of options, sometimes both are good but we need to choose only one. it may seems true that we cannot serve two masters at the same time and like in choosing a way for the decision making, we need to prioritize what we think is right. we could be benefited after that :) thanks
• United States
5 Apr 13
It's so weird knowing so one else is going through the same thing as me. I've been offered five different jobs so far in the past week and I turn each one of them down. I think, while they might help me in the short-term, they'll only hinder my process in the long-term and also each only offered a life of misery.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
not really - it could be happening to anyone at any time and chance. we need to decide what path to choose for the sake of commitment and of career stability. it is really hard to identify which path to take but we can use our mind and anticipation to presume what might happen possibly if we choose this option or that one. and hoping in the end may we might be as triumphant and happy as what God's plan for each of us ;)
• India
15 Apr 13
dont worry and relax. . opportunities will come in future also, just you have to ask yourself that is it right time to open the door for it or not.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
thanks... as of the moment, i want to stay cool and patiently waiting for the coming days until i can get what is meant and right for me. and this i trusted upon to God. so thanks for joining here ;)
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
15 Apr 13
Hi, You ahve two opportunities at a time but you have ta take right decision for your future. I think you should go for teacher's board exam so that you would have more opportunities and better future. I don't have such job opportunities simultaneously. But sometimes I get confused for doing things. To what to give preference.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
:) hi roshigo yes, i am lucky to have this both, but for sure i cannot accommodate these two things at the same time. i need to weigh each of them and in fact, i already made a decision and that is the same what you wanted me to do. this is much more important as of now. and what i am praying and hoping that i will be successful with my chosen decision. so help me God and may God bless you :O)
• India
4 Apr 13
well, couple years before when I was 16 a company offers me a job for a software programming and they like to pay huge salary. but at that time my examination of higher secondary is near just one month so I have to decide that what I want a job which pay me huge salary or my study, In the end I decide to just focus at mu study amd left the offer.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
oh yeah! that was tempting and confusing but to weigh it, i must decide that choosing to finish the studies is a great option to have for ourselves and for our future. it is because, after schooling, great opportunity is waiting and chances of promotions is there unlike if we haven't finish a degree, not to underestimate others but that is the fact that we will be left behind a college degree. it can wait so as to say. like me, i chose to finish my studies and now i need to review. thanks for joining here:)
@2aero2 (60)
• United States
3 Apr 13
all the time, but sometimes you have to do what makes sense to you even, if others dont like it.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
both of it make sense but i must choose only one to keep things on going for me. having a job, yes, even i want to have a job but i know it will take just for a moment and not for the lifetime; whereas, when i pass the exam, i might have this chance to be a professional teacher and could apply in the department of education, may hope so. thanks ;)
@ARIES1973 (9552)
• Legaspi, Philippines
3 Apr 13
Hi missjahn! That is part of proper time management. We should not be confused of urgent things to that of important things. What is more important? Then go for that one. Have a wonderful day!
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
hi there aries i agree with you, we must choose as we ask and tried to answer what is much more important for us to do, if for is having a job or having a review for the teacher's board. yay! so much as i want to have a job badly for now, as so much also that i want to go for a review. as tough as that, but taking and absorbing the question you tried asking me, i can weigh which is more important. so help me God for this :) thanks aries
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 13
I was given an opportunity when the company I worked for went into liquidation, a new company were going to take over, and my name was put forward as a recommendation for the new company to employ, the trouble was I had only just bought my new flat, and the job they were offering me would mean I'd have to sell up and move away, something I wasn't comfortable in doing, sadly the job opportunity was very profitable, but in the end I had to turn it down, if it wasn't for the flat I would have jumped at it, I look back and wonder, what if... Sometimes you have to make big decisions which will affect the rest of your life, and once you have made them, you have to stick by them, no time for regrets.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
and that's it! i do not want to regret someday when i grab chances as of now and risking the chance to pass the teacher's exams. it is really hard to take chances or to slip chances and try to figure what is the best thing to do. i guess, we need God's guidance and His ways to let us pass through triumphantly in taking/making decisions in life.
@emily7339 (1339)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 13
Yeah, sometime ago I was offered a job that is stressful but I rejected due to health reason. And I do not regret not taking it. Like what you have shared, sometimes we need to weigh the importance of it.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
like you, i slipped one job opportunity during the time when i was so busy with study and that i cannot compromise it with another activity. i weighed, of course that my study is more important than to have a job at that moment. and now, still confuse with what to choose but i know in my heart and mind, i need to review and i need more time of doing it without pressures and no other activity required it as a hindrance of scanning and skimming procedures in the review. so thanks :)
@tehpau (340)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 13
I think this is a part of life which we all go through. Most important of all, we must not regret later, for the decisions we made. Many years back I said 'No' to private college, instead I opted for government pre-u, which has the toughest exam to gain entrance to national universities. At that time, my parents were still supporting my sister who was doing her degree in Singapore. My younger brother who is 2 years younger than me would be getting into college as well. I had to give up on my chances to study a foreign degree because public universities costs less. So I am the only one among my siblings who had a local degree. I don't regret for saying no at that time, but I do realize the difference between a foreign graduate and a local one. In future, I want my own child/children to choose private studies.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
i can say so. but i guess, God's plan has something to do with anything we have in life. He is the planner and we are the actors in His play. and pertaining to your education, it is true that sometimes the school itself has a great role in molding a child's learning and education. but, all of it, too will depends to the interest of the individual. like - when a parent send his child to a very exclusive school to have a good training but the child is not interested and not studying well, so, all of the plans of the parent to a child becomes void or null. and that here comes this child who enrolled in a public u, where he/she attained or obtained degrees explicitly and triumphantly because of ones decisiveness to learn. so i can say that all there are many factors why a person became successful in life :)