All my life, I’ve heard the expression, “When one door closes, another door opens…” It’s meant to lead one to believe that even when an opportunity passes you by or you don’t succeed at something, there will always be something else on the road ahead. Except there isn’t. It’s important to grab opportunity by the horns when it comes knocking on your particular door. I’ve also heard another expression that says, “When one door closes, re-open that bitch. That’s how doors work.”
You shouldn’t let opportunity pass you by based on current circumstances or current world events. No matter what you may be thinking or going through, your future is worth sacrificing a little. If opportunity presents itself to do something that will benefit you, your family and your future, you should take steps towards trying to make things work, even when it doesn’t align perfectly with everything you may hope to see happen in your life. The problem is that you’ll always encounter situations where there will be opposition.
“You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain…”Harvey Dent (Two-Face), The Dark Knight
Life doesn’t care about your plan. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of reasonable opportunities that may present themselves unexpectedly. We don’t always expect these changes. In fact, they sometimes present themselves in the most unexpected ways imaginable. If you choose to ignore those opportunities, shame on you. One must keep one’s eyes open for such opportunities. It’s one thing if you make the conscious choice to ignore such opportunities. But when said opportunities can benefit your overall life and family, you PROBABLY shouldn’t ignore it.
This is a pretty short post and I’m being a little more reflective than educational this morning. But such is life. Sometimes, certain things just bring it out of me. Don’t stop because of a closed door. Your pride and “rights” aren’t worth a secure future. Make certain that the choices you make are what required for the overall betterment of your life; not what you believe you should be fighting for in the moment. Wish I could be specific about what I’m getting at. It’s just something some folks need to figure out on their own. Food for thought… ☯️
2 thoughts on “That’s Not How Doors Work…”
Your difficulty here trying to address the pitfalls of the Sunken Cost Fallacy and people who just aren’t bright enough to discern an opportunity from a pitfall… without making some reader buttsore because it hit too close to home, is why I’ve been shying away from writing advice posts and such lately.
Very good post though. Opportunity is almost always disguised as hard work.
Yes, you make a very valid point. These days, it sems almost impossible to voice any kind of opinion or advice without having someone become offended or insulted by what one proposes. That, in and of itself is part of the lesson; advice and opinion are simply that. It’s important to simply scroll on by, if one is not interested. Very few will grasp that.
I don’t think I’d be where I am today, had I not seen the opportunity in some of the more disastrous aspects of my life. How does that expression go? Fall down seven times, get up eight?