When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
When plan A, B, C, D, and, E fail, what then?
Plan F of course!
We all know that plans rarely if ever go as expected. In fact, I am always somewhat amazed anymore when a challenge doesn’t come into play. When I was younger this would upset me, and I would focus on what didn’t go right, and why it didn’t go right, but what I didn’t realize was that by not focusing on, what was next, or the opportunity that was presenting itself, I became stuck in quagmire of the past, not in the solution focused present.
I am not saying that it isn’t good to reflect on what happened so we do not make similar mistakes over and over again but let’s not stand there staring so long we miss the open door in front of us!
Be creative! Keep moving! Don’t stop! Pause and consider “maybe” but don’t meander around stirring the old muck. Life’s too short for second guessing, and if we wait too long the opportunity that awaits us may pass us by, as does our lives, if we do this too much, and for too long. Walk through the open door, and grab the next opportunity! Think how interesting life will be! Consider what there is to learn! Find out how creative you can become by looking at what is, not at what could have been!
What opportunity is before you now?
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