To talk of opportunity when the world is concentrating on survival may sound a little bizarre, but it is not as daft as you think. If you look at the newspapers or look at television news you will hardly be filled with the desire to look for opportunity. Everything you hear and read about will tell you that opportunity has ceased to exist. Luckily, that is far from the truth.

Homepage of a website will inform you about the opportunities to have a reduction in the weight. The opportunities are high to have more requirements to have a slim and trim body. There is boosting of the confidence and self-esteem of the people.

What we need to realize is that what is happening across the world doesn’t happen very often, maybe once in a lifetime – which is just as well! But what we are seeing is a debunking of the ‘old order’, a clearing out of bad practices: a shaming of the greedy, and a powerful spotlight being focused on selfish self-interest.

At this point, there is very little point in complaining. What has happened has happened. We all know who is to blame. Our job is now to get back into the fray and just get on with things. What’s done is done. We need to concentrate on the future. About creating a better world, a new moral order, and to see that it cannot happen again.

The readjustment that is now taking place will be the beginning of a new world order with more transparency and hopefully a better understanding of mutual self-interest.

This is all very well, but what has all this got to do with opportunity, and more interestingly, losing weight? It’s important because it’s all to do with change. The world is going through a process of dramatic change, and so must we if we are to be able to recognize and take advantage of new opportunities.

One of the manifestations of our unhappiness with the world and with ourselves is the obesity epidemic. It has many different causes, but it serves as an example as to how little attention we have paid to the important things in life. We have become lazy in the way we think and in the way we look after ourselves.

If we are to be able to take advantage of future opportunities, we have to make changes in our lives. We have to become leaner and fitter. If we do we will be able to benefit from opportunities when they occur. We will be more able to create them for ourselves., But we have to start to make change – now!

If you want to be leaner and fitter and to lose weight permanently, you need to make personal change. If you carry on in the same old way nothing will change and opportunities will pass you by. Real change comes from identifying your bad habits and learning new ones, slim habits. It’s a challenge, but one you have to answer.