OPEN the DOOR
“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Alexander Graham Bell
The quote above is so true. Too many of us are looking at the past (closed door) instead of the present (open door). We just seem to be stuck behind that slammed door. We don’t even try to grab the knob and turn it towards something better. If we learn from the past (closed door) and (open the door) we could change our future. By turning the knob of that closed door and not rehashing it over and over again in our mind it will help us to move on. Open that door and don’t look back. Make better choices with an optimistic attitude and many doors will begin to open. Be grateful for those open doors (people) who assisted you along the way. Return the favor when able and help those who are stuck behind closed doors as well.
I was reading an article today from Barb Wade, Business Coach & Mentor – http://www.BarbWade.com and she stated “We are responsible for everything in our lives being exactly the way they are”. The question she asked was “How could I be responsible for so many of the things in my life that seemed to be happening to me?” This question hits you like a slammed door in the face. Wow!
Are we responsible for everything that happens in our lives? I think “yes” and “no”. We are responsible for our thoughts and actions, which may lead to the door being closed or open.
Question to ponder: What closed doors are you stuck behind which need to be pushed wide open?
It would be wonderful to see your thoughts and comments. 🙂 ~ Patti
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2 thoughts on “OPEN the DOOR”
That is a great quote and I like you’re interpretation of it.
People get so stuck in the past, especially following a failure, that they stunt their progress. You can’t move forward when you’re looking in the rearview.
I think that you should take whatever you need from the past then confidently move on. The past is behind you for a reason.
Thank you for your comments and perspective. Definitely, I agree you can’t move forward if you are looking in the rearview mirror. You are right, the past is behind for a reason and should be left behind. 🙂 Patti