Dreams keep us going. Not just any dream. BIG dreams. Some want to quit their job and focus on business full-time. Others want to start their own clothing line, become an artist, the list goes on.

Then it happens…

An opportunity becomes a closed door. You get laid off. Something life changing happens on a whim. How do you react when a door slams in your face? Maybe you fret about it. You think everything’s over and you need to scurry to a new job before your new home is a box from Costco.

I’m here to tell you that’s wrong. I see so many people focusing on the wrong thing. When a door closes, what should one do? Here’s what not to do. Don’t stare at that door. Doors close, it happens. Seemingly out of thin air even. But, it happens.

A Closed Door Isn’t As Bad As You Think

In short: there’s no need to focus on a closed door. You’re wasting your time. So what should you do instead?

Look around you. When one door closes, more open. Quite a few actually!

People focus on loss. I lost my job. I lost my funds. I lost my friend(s). Focusing on loss is just about the least productive thing you can do. Whatever you do, stop it.

Lost your job? Now you have more time to focus on your business. You can finally take that deep dive. You have the opportunity to spend more time with your family. You have the time to focus on yourself.

The world won’t end, and you’ll figure it out. All you have to do is look around you. When a door closes, start searching for the new openings. It can completely change your life, just like it did with mine.


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