Concentrate your forces: conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point. You can more by finding a rich mine and mining it deeper, than by flitting from one shallow mine to another — intensity defeats extensity every time. When looking for sources of power to elevate you, find the one key patron, the fat cow who will give you milk for a long time to come.
I keep a container of pieces and parts in my garage. I never know when in this assortment, I will find a use for one of the many diamonds in the rough. Opportunities are everywhere. I believe that we make many of those opportunities. The key is to keep your eyes and mind open. I have had many mentors in this life. A trusted guide who lends sage wisdom. Sometimes I just listen or just observe. You never know when you’ll find a use for this knowledge in the rough.