08 Jan Sometimes you just have to open the right door.
It’s easy to get stuck.
In a job.
In a relationship.
In a project.
In those moments, you feel like you’re out of options, that the cards have all been played, that the doors are all shut.
I’ve felt that way before. I would say that I felt that way during most of 2014. I’d experienced a big career transition. I’d made a big decision, but I didn’t really know what to do next. It wasn’t a lack of action. I was in serious motion, but it felt like I was wearing roller skates on an ice skating rink. My arms and legs were flailing about but I wasn’t going anywhere.
Have you ever felt that way?
I learned in that year that sometimes you just have to declare Do Over. You just have to remember you have permission to try, again. And, you just have to open the right door.
Because when you’re stuck, you stop opening doors. You start to feel like you already know where they will all lead. You get discouraged and stop being curious about what’s on the other side.
But, I dare you to keep opening the door. I challenge you that you don’t really know what’s on the other side of a conversation, an opportunity or a new day. The truth is pretty simple:
You’ll never know what’s on the other side of a door unless you’re brave enough to open it.
Some people in Europe couldn’t have possibly predicted what they’d find when they opened a door in a public square in this video.
But they did and what was on the other side was amazing.