"We often look at the closed door so long, we don't see the one that opened." -Helen Keller
Apparently, the fear of success is greater than the functionality of failure. We want to be rich but, spend every dollar that comes in our hands. We want degrees but, won't open books. We want fulfilling relationships but, won't sacrifice our egos. We want healthy bodies but, won't eat right. We want exciting careers, but won't leave our jobs and the list is endless on how we want A but do B. It has yet to be discovered what is the lure of complacency which prevents change from being the natural course of action. Using loyalty or being dedicated as an escape goat is unfair to what lies ahead.
Finding Every Alternative Reason keeps you from being in a space to soar. It keeps you focused on closed doors with the door being your vision or your thinking. Allowing an ease to function in the known rather than remembering there's a world with people, places & purpose waiting to be pursued is a road block. Learn to walk away and close some doors for in doing so you'll discover your worth is valued far more than the doors you left behind.
In our ability to function in failure, we lose sight of Life as this amazing tapestry of possibilities. When an opportunity presents itself for something you've been wanting to do (insert what you're desiring here) it's imperative you take the opportunity when it comes." Walk away from "failure" which is more than a lack of success and truly the omission of an expected or required action. It's not a lack of loyalty or dedication when you redirect your steps towards the invitation to do something that truly engages you. On the contrary, it's a reflection of gratitude; to engage in great opportunities aligned for you.
Walking away doesn't necessarily mean you're supposed to be the new Carmen Sandiego; traveling the world on great adventures. It's opting to say yes to those opportunities that stretch you. Learning how to drive after decades of using mass transit. Leaving a job that paid the bills to creating a career you've been dreaming of. Walking away from a relationship that's safe because the risk of living with yourself is scary.
Life is about change; death teaches us this in the way it forces us to walk away from our routines and relationships as we know it. Physical death shouldn't always be the catalyst for an awakening. The Gift of each new day should be the reason to walk away from what's not working and to enter into a journey where troubled finances become abundance, tested relationships become testimonials, employment opportunities become exciting careers, etc... Black Friday is around the corner- many of you are planning and plotting for that "unbeatable deal" which comes once a year. You'll wake up at crazy hours to wait because you recognize the discount doesn't come often. Such is life! You have an "unbeatable deal" of each new day. Walk away from the lies you tell yourself that keeps you from living it the best way possible.