BUILDING A DOOR
IF OPPORTUNITY DOESN'T KNOCK, BUILD A DOOR
I have this dream.
One day, while I'm out running errands I would check my email before I start the car to go home (as I do - it's my little break for 2 minutes!)
And there it would be!
'Congratulations! You've been selected .....'
'Congratultaions! Oprah loves your work....'
my dream is a bit fuzzy about the details - but generally it would be a random miracle that gives me an opportunity to become 'famous and successful'
I don't even know what that 'famous & successful' is suppose to mean in the dream.
Sometimes it's just about winning some random lottery (even though I don't buy tickets or join competitions).
Sometimes it's an email about getting interviewed with Oprah (even though she doesn't have her Oprah show anymore).
Sometimes it's about someone super famous (who exactly? I have no idea) who wants to buy ALL my paintings and wants to feature me on tv (or something equally outrageous - I don't know if I want to be on tv!)
The thing about all these fantasies is that, well..
they are all fantasies.
And like all fantasies - they don't require me to do anything, work at anything and YET. Somehow. Magically, I will be showered in love and success.
The other thing is, there isn't proper details. Details that would - you know - BE REQUIRED if it was ever to be a reality.
And speaking of reality, how exactly do you win something when you never enter the competition?
How can you win a game you're not playing?
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I've been thinking alot lately of something I read.
you are, where you are, because of the decisions you made 90 days ago.
I am where I am today, because of the seeds I planted 60, 90, 180 days ago.
Where I am going to BE in 60, 90, 180 days from now, will be because of the seeds I plant TODAY.
HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?
I know for me, it felt simultaneously hopeful and depressing at the same time.
I am fully responsible for getting what I want in my life! The joy of that ability! The gratitude for the opportunity to hope, strive AND achieve my dreams!
At the same time.
OMG - I. Am. Fully. Responsible. for not being where I would like to be right now. It's not the magically fairy's fault for forgetting to drop that magic miracle opportunity on my lap.
i can't enjoy any fruits today because i didn't plant the seed yesterday.
This is why I really resonated with this month's wallpaper quote.
Oh believe me! I do believe that luck and opportunities do come knocking and drop by out of the blue.
Being at the right place, at the right time, knowing the right people - call all be pieces that fall into place to get your DING DING DING BINGO!
At the same time, I like how the quote says: Build - a door.
Not, 'find' another door. Or 'pray' for a door.
Build is an action word. It requires work. It suggests that you STILL wait for opportunity to knock, but you're just increasing your odds by doing something proactive.
By actually creating something for opportunity to enter. Actually enter that game you would like to win! Actually create the space for what you want to have.
be prepared to actually receive it!
I like that the power & control is still available for my own hands. Rather than sitting passively, waiting for 'my turn' or wondering why I'm the 'victim of fate' or it's 'not meant to be'
It's so easy to blame someone or something else hey?
You end up forgetting that, maybe, opportunity wants to come by, but there isn't any doors for her to knock?
Is there something you're waiting for? Or wishing for? But without the details of how you can make it a reality?
Maybe it's a dream job, or business you want to start.
Maybe it's a family holiday or weekend getaway you want to take.
Maybe it's finally finishing that home project so you can invite friends over for a big dinner party.
Maybe you just want to get a new hair cut and buy clothes that ACTUALLY fit YOU-today, rather than the you-from-5-years-ago.
Or having that difficult conversation over with so you can finally repair the relationship and create a new level of intimacy with a loved one.
Is there a way you could begin building a door in preparation for opportunity to knock?
WHAT SMALL SEED COULD YOU PLANT TODAY - THAT WILL LEAD TO THE LIFE YOU WOULD LIKE IN 90 DAYS TIME?