“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
― Henry David Thoreauhttps://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/carpe-diem
I watched the #BarrettJackson Auto Auction live on Friday and one of the cars auctioned off was the very last C7 #Corvette that will ever be made. It’s a Black Z06 with all the muscle and sexiness that you’d expect from such a machine…
The auction house waived its fee and #Chevrolet donated 100% the proceeds to a program that builds homes for catastrophically wounded and disabled veterans.
As the auctioneer barked out “I got 500 thousand, can I 550?”, the TV announcer said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!” I instantly thought about all the opportunities that present themselves to us every day that we allow to pass us by because we weren’t in a position to fully grasp them. Many of those opportunities never come back around because somethings, when you miss them, they are gone like Haley’s Comet. There was one person who decided that this car was their opportunity and their moment and they came ready to seize it.
The winning bid came in at a whopping $2.7 million dollars for this piece of history. Why, is this particular Corvette so special you might ask? When the car that was won in this auction rolls off the line in Bowling Green, KY in September, it will mark the end of the C7 or 7th generation Corvette and will be the last generation built with a Front-mounted engine. Beginning on July 18th, the C8 or 8th generation Corvette will roll off the line, for the 1st time ever, with a Mid-mounted engine. If you’re not a car enthusiast, just trust me, this is a really big deal! 🙂
For the person who made the purchase to get this car, they have etched themselves in the annals of car collector heaven and have also attached their family to this amazing time in history. There will be countless stories told about the owner of this car, their passion to buy this car, and what does it mean to now own this car. This is a dream car and congrats to the new owner and the charity that will reap the benefit of this purchase.
What is this lesson behind all of this? When your opportunity presents itself to you for you to possess your dreams, the price that you’ll have to pay will be well worth it. Not only that, somebody will benefit greatly from the payment you’ll gladly make!
Your moment may not include a high performance sports car. However, I AM certain of this, there is something that passionately drives you. Even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else, YOU MUST SHOW UP AND YOU MUST GET IT AT ALL COST! Seize YOUR Moment!!
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Myles W. Miller is an accomplished author of countless articles and short stories on success, motivation, empowerment, and writing. He conducts dynamic seminars and workshops and is available for speaking engagements and telephone coaching sessions. He can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org