Prepare_For_Opportunity_-__From_Galley_Slave_To_Multi-Millionaire

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					Prepare For Opportunity -   From Galley Slave To Multi-Millionaire

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Summary:
In the epic classic book and movie, Ben-Hur, the main character, Judah
Ben-Hur, through an accident and tragic misunderstanding is arrested and
sold to work in the mines by the Roman authorities. Despite going from
the son of a wealthy family to slave, Ben-Hur refused to fall into
despair. He exercised and built his strength up. When he was ready he
inched his way up the mineshaft and made it to the top. Unfortunately, he
was easily captured because he was blinded by the sunl...


Keywords:
Opportunity, desire, preparation, self-improvement, talents, success


Article Body:
In the epic classic book and movie, Ben-Hur, the main character, Judah
Ben-Hur, through an accident and tragic misunderstanding is arrested and
sold to work in the mines by the Roman authorities. Despite going from
the son of a wealthy family to slave, Ben-Hur refused to fall into
despair. He exercised and built his strength up. When he was ready he
inched his way up the mineshaft and made it to the top. Unfortunately, he
was easily captured because he was blinded by the sunlight after spending
so much time in the dark mine shaft.

His captors were so impressed with his strength that they sold him to the
Roman navy as a rower for their warships. Again Ben-Hur refused to give
up. He used his great strength to become the best rower on the boat.
Eventually, he was given the special privilege of not being chained to
the boat.

Later in a great naval battle, his boat was rammed and sunk. Because Ben-
Hur was not chained, he was the only slave to escape. He was able to save
the admiral who had given permission to have him unchained. The admiral
was so grateful; he took him to Rome and adopted him as his son. Later
when the admiral died, Ben-Hur inherited his great wealth. He eventually
made his way back to Jerusalem and was reunited with his mother and
sister.

What can we learn from this story? Instead of slipping into despair from
the injustice done to him, Ben-Hur burned with great desire for freedom
and to right the wrong done to him. He refused to give up. Despite the
hopeless situation he found himself in, he spent his time preparing
himself. When opportunities came he took advantage of them.

Winston Churchill

“To every man there comes . . . that special moment when he is
figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a
special thing unique to him and fitted to his talent. What a tragedy if
that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would
be his finest hour.”

Many have had to go through tough times. Many think their situations are
hopeless. Many think they are in dead-end jobs going nowhere. There is an
amazing miracle waiting for those who bide their time by preparing and
improving themselves.

Develop your talents. Don’t waste your time spending hours watching TV or
spending unproductive time on the Internet. Take classes. Successful
people never stop learning. Improve the skills you already have. Improve
your reading, writing, and vocabulary.

There seems to be a universal law which seems to always send opportunity
to those who are moving forward. You will be amazed when that opportunity
comes along that your unique collection of talents and abilities fits it
perfectly.

				
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