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Friday, May 4, 2012

Opening Doors

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Opening Doors

Written by Steven Griggs |

“If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”
Alexander Graham Bell.

“Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

I’m sure most of us have heard the saying “when one door closes another opens”. But what is it really saying? We know that it is referring to an ending of some kind. But my question is how do you know? How do you know when you’re at the end and the door is closing or when the new door opens? See Ending Cycles

Of course there are situations when the door slams shut in your face and the end is spelled out in capital letters: “HONEY, I’M OUTTA HERE!” or “YOUR FIRED!"

But usually I don’t think we really know.  We have a feeling and we’ve probably had that feeling for a while. But you have just chosen to ignore it or chalk those feelings up to a bad day or frustration with work or business issues.

But you know.

At this point we are usually in a phase of resistance. We know there needs to be a change but it is just too difficult to deal with. It is so much easier to push it aside and tell yourself, soon but not now.  It’s just too hard to deal with right now.

This is understandable because you are focusing on the pain and sadness your actions may cause. And you are also afraid of change.

But what you are doing is focusing on the closing door. You are looking backward.
You can’t step forward if you are facing backward.

But how do we find the new door? Maybe you can't right see it right now but you know it is coming. Personally, I take a long time to change. Slow Learning vs Long Learning. I have to really, really be done. But when I'm done then I move quickly.

But it’s your journey, so when it happens it happens, if it doesn't that’s OK too.

But focusing on the closing door is going to keep you in place. You will have every reason not to step forward.

That’s why you have to be clear on what you really want. What is it that’s been missing? Where do you REALLY want to be? What do you REALLY want to do each day?

I’ll bet you already know because you have been daydreaming about it. You already have a vision of how you want your new future to look.

Remember: If you are worried that you will never find another companion, forget it. There are over 59,000,000 single men and 53,000,000 single women in America. If you live elsewhere in the world there are many, many millions more. You only need one. So just know that someone is out there looking for you.

If you are afraid you can’t start a new career or change jobs, forget it. If you are really serious, you will find something. Winners don’t waiver, they make it happen!

If you can’t find a new job, or don't want one, create your own. There has never been a better time in history to create and operate your own business.

You can run your empire from your home office (or your kitchen table). Everything you need you already have or can easily find. You just have to trust and know that it will always work out. 

So get clear on what you want. If you aren't sure, start by deciding what you don’t want.

See yourself in your new life. Visualize every aspect of your new life. 

The more you visualize yourself in the future, the more that future will pull you towards it. 

And soon that vision will become so compelling and powerful you will have no choice but to step through that door.