The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities.
When opportunities come to us, often them come in disguise, but even when they are plain to see, if we don’t seize them, they don’t amount to anything. Further, often the chance to seize opportunities comes with a relatively short deadline. In other words, there’s not a lot of time for analysis – we must be prepared to act. The best way to be prepared is to try to think through various potential scenarios and opportunities that may arise and know in advance how you will react if they do indeed present themselves. Then you can act quickly and decisively and seize the opportunities that come your way.