When opportunity knocks, answer the door! This seems like simple advice but all too often we do not follow it. Why? Sometimes, we’re just not paying attention. At other times, we see the opportunity but focus more on the possibility of failure than success.
Oscar Wilde once said, “A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.” I’ve never been a pessimist but I will admit to having been a little bit hard of hearing when opportunity knocked on my door at the beginning of 2018. Finally, the noise penetrated and I realized that I could stretch my wings in a new direction by saying yes to the opportunity in front of me.
Given the limits of the 24-hour day, however, when something new gets added, something else must be removed. Unfortunately, one of the things I had to reallocate was the time I usually devoted to blogging. While I understood the trade-off, I missed the writing. And I really missed the interesting conversations with my readers.
And then opportunity knocked again. This time, it was in the form of a request to blog KMWorld Connect — a virtual conference for professionals interested in knowledge management, organizational culture and change, search and taxonomy, text analytics, artificial intelligence, and a host of compelling related topics. I’ve blogged KMWorld conferences in the past but this year will be a departure: a fully virtual learning and networking experience. Undoubtedly, there will be many new things to learn and to report on.
So I’m back to blogging. This week I will focus primarily on sharing the learning from the conference. Next week, I hope to start blogging on a regular schedule. But for now, fasten your seat belts for what I hope will be an informative ride.
[Photo Credit: Raul Cacho Oses]