Monthly Archives: September 2014

What is Knocking at Your Door?

Green-Door

“A very little key will open a very heavy door.” Charles Dickens

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Open or Shut the Door

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Coco Chanel

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

These quotes may sound simple but they are harder to practice than you think. Have you ever worked on a project with the positive intent of reaching a solution in the near future only to find you at a stalemate day after day. For those of us with A personalities you may find it hard to admit that something isn’t working and it’s in the best interest for yourself and/or the team to move on. You may find this happening with a dilemma at work, at home or with family and friends.

I am finding as I get older that it gets easier to move on, consider different options, and not take things personal. Don’t get me wrong it’s important to give it your best shot but looking at the big picture may be just as important. Not only can giving things a break help, it may bring clear reflection and allow new ideas to surface. Try it when you become frustrated with an ongoing process or project that isn’t going anywhere. Take a risk and let go when an end is completely blocked. Life is too short. Door #2 may open up possibilities that you have not considered!

Isn’t it inspirational that Helen Keller in spite of her blindness-truly had vision and insight to the opportunities around us.

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