The proverb, ‘make hay while the sun shines’ is generally used to mean that ‘it is very necessary to make the best of whatever opportunity comes in our way.’ We should always be alert, in mind and body, to reap the benefits of an opportunity.
It is very difficult to prepare hay during rainy and foggy days. Therefore, a wise farmer prepares hay crops during fine weather conditions. He understands that the climatic conditions favorable for making not continue forever. For this reason, he tries to avail himself of the opportunity for making hay crops during sunny days.
The proverb warn people that if they procrastinates and do not avail of the good opportunities, then they may find themselves in a situation when the opportunity has lapsed.
Future is uncertain. The few opportunities that people get in their life have limited validity with regard to time. Hence, good opportunities should be acted upon immediately when they are found.
The world has become an intensely competitive place. People should not ignore opportunities and wait for next.