英文諺語 STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT 打鐵趁；把握良機
When you have an opportunity to do something, do it before you lose your chance; to do something immediately while you have a good chance of achieving success.
Everyone is life aspires to succeed in every endeavor her or she undertakes. Success builds confidence while failure leads to dejection. Success is appreciated while failure brands a person as incompetent. There are several factors which go into making any venture a success. To be successful, one has to plan, make strategies and pit in concerted effort. Of course luck also plays its part. An effort carried out in planned manner and with perseverance is sure to bear fruit. One has to take stock of he situation and act when the time is appropriate.
The proverb ‘strike while the iron is hot ‘ is closely associated with the occupation of an ironsmith. He puts the iron in fire till it becomes red hot. Once the iron is red hot, it becomes soft and he loses no time in molding it to the desired shape. If he allows it to cool, he loses and excellent opportunity.
“Ask Sarah for a favor now, while she’s in a good mood. Strike while the iron is hot."