I used to get upset when doors wouldn't open for me. I would question my faith and myself because every opportunity I tried to pursue the door wouldn't open. After carefully reevaluating the decisions I made and going through life lessons, I finally understood why those doors remained shut. They weren't for me! As I look back now, I realized trying to force opportunities to come may way only frustrated me and caused a tremendous amount of stress. I needed to be patient and wait for the perfect timing for the door of opportunity to open.
Trust me when I tell you, I have gone through the motions. Seeing friends and family succeed and move ahead of me in life left me with a bit of envy. Instead of celebrating their victories I began to get angry with myself, until I came to the realization that every decision that I make has it's own consequence whether it's good or bad. Think of it this way, when you see others in your circle progress in life celebrate their victories because you are closer to your breakthrough. In my experience I immediately thought of my age and how time was passing me by. At that point in my life I thought I needed to move fast but I learned that moving too fast would cause more of a delay. I have learned that timing is everything, and if I moved too fast I would have to start from the beginning. I noticed that as I began to surround myself around positive people who were progressing in their lives doors of opportunities began to open for me.
Surrounding yourself with likeminded people is a major key. We all know the famous saying "It's not what you know, it's who you know." we'll, that's a fact. I've had doors open for me because I was connected to certain people. Just take a minute and think about your immediate circle, are they beneficial to your personal growth? If the answer is no, it might be time to reevaluate the relationship. You should bring growth to them and vice versa, this is a part of divine exchange. A stagnant relationship will only weigh you down and delay the course of your life. You don't have to get rid of the friendship or relationship forever, but I find that putting people in different categories help me stay focus.
Staying focused is very crucial for a door of opportunity to open, I find that writing in my journal, creating a vision board and planning for the next day keeps me focused on my goals. Believe it or not, the law of attraction from my vision has opened doors for me. If you are stuck on finding your purpose, I will discuss that in a later blog but you need to understand what your purpose is in order for the right doors to open for you. If you are unsure about your purpose in life you will walk in many unnecessary courses. One last piece of advice, if you take the time to think about your passion and activate your gifts doors of opportunities will open for you.