I know the majority of you have heard, “When one door closes, another door opens”, but did you know that wasn’t the end of the entire quote? Alexander Graham Bell’s quote actually goes as followed… “When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Personally, I never knew there was more to this quote but now that I know the truth, and it makes even more sense. Every single one of us has an experience with this. We all have had doors close right in our face. Examples of this come in many forms. I am here to share personal experience with this and to tell you that when one door closes, KICK open another one.
Yes – Kick It Open
As I stated above… I never knew there was more to this specific quote. But I think Alexander Bell is trying to tell us that we need to move past the door that just closed. Bell is trying to tell us to move on because another door will open. Other opportunities arise on a daily basis.
The hard part for us, is that we don’t always see these open doors. Sometimes we are stuck in the past and questioning and wondering what we should have or could have done to prevent that door from closing.
I am here to tell you to learn from that experience and move forward. To many people get caught up in those questions of
what could have or should have been done in the past. It is the past, so let us learn from it in a positive way and move forward.
Use the same energy and emotion to move FORWARD rather than investing so much into something that has come and gone.
You may be wondering why I am saying KICK the next door open. So let me ask you this, have you ever tried to kick something? It takes some type of effort, right? You must make the conscious effort to kick something. You do not do it automatically. Then you must physically raise your leg and kick forward with a specific amount of force.
What I am trying to say is that once a door closes, go kick another one open. Do not sit there and wait for a door to open for you. Make the conscious effort to open another door. Make a physical effort to open another door. And if some of you are confused about the term “door”, I am simply talking about OPPORTUNITY.
Opportunities are endless if you are willing to pursue them.
Personal Story on Kicking Open Another Door
I told you in the introduction that I was going to share my personal experience with this topic… so here it goes.
Have any of you ever felt stuck in a situation? Many of us have. You may have thought it was a good situation in the beginning but as time went by, you start to feel the motivation, drive, determination, or passion fade.
You begin to question your initial decision. Asking yourself why you put yourself in this situation.
Everything I just said has happened to me in what already feels like a long 2019.
Yes, 11 days into 2019, my life was WAY different from how 2018 ended.
So as the story goes…
In the summer of 2018 a door opened for me. This was no ordinary door though. This door or opportunity, was something I was very passionate about. I was so happy and proud to be put into this situation because of the passion I have inside me.
But as time went by, I started feeling like the way I described above. I felt my motivation, drive, determination, and passion fade. I didn’t think it was possible but if you have ever been in a situation where an outside influence disrupts your motivation, drive, determination, and passion, its time to remove yourself from the situation.
So that is what I did. When it came down to it, I refused to let my beliefs and values take a back seat.
I refused to let that outside influence win.
My decision may have put me in a tougher place for the time being, but I knew it was the right thing to do and I truly believe in my ability to kick open another door.
Not even 24 hours later, I kicked that door open. I took action. Manifestation at its finest.
This all happened to me in the first 11 days of the new year. I will also state that this would NEVER be possible without the people I have surrounded myself with. The relationships I have built.
Opportunities come and go. They are endless. It is up to you to go out and find, create, or manifest those opportunities.
For me, I am truly Grateful for this next opportunity I have been given. But I also want to tell you that some opportunities come to an end. Proof – my story above. Something I hope you take away from my story is that even when one opportunity fades or ends, there will be another if you believe in yourself and all you are capable of.
The only thing you need is a will to succeed and become everything you want to become.
Believe in yourself and ALL that you are capable of.
I did not write this post for sympathy or to make people feel bad for me. I wrote this post to share my personal story about opportunity and working towards something. I really think there are people in this world that can relate. I hope this post has made you think a little about situations in your life.
Learn from every single experience. Take something positive out of it and continue to grow as an individual. I believe in you but that’s not what really matters. What matters is, do you believe in yourself?
I want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this. I know how precious someone’s time is so I am truly grateful. If you have any comments, questions, concerns, or simply want to share your story, please do not hesitate to do so in the box below.