Being open to opportunities

May 23, 2016 Sandra Dawes

Have you ever had moments where it seems like the stars have aligned and amazing opportunities simply flow to you? Do you remember what you did that allowed that to happen? Were you on the brink of giving up on whatever it was you were working on, or were you still excitedly optimistic?

In my experience, the opportunities have come to me when I have been clear about what I wanted. I knew what goals I was working towards. I didn’t always know exactly what was going to help me get there, but I usually some ideas of the skills I would need to gain or the basic steps I would need to take to get there.

We don’t know what we don’t know. I heard a coach I worked with years ago quote this at a retreat and it has stuck. I think it is important to remember this as we work towards the accomplishment of our goals. We might have ideas of how it will all unfold, but we can’t possibly know everything there is to know about how it can be done. This is why it is so important to keep an open mind as we work towards our goals.

Opportunities come in unexpected ways. They’ll come in the form of someone you just met, or an article someone happened to share on social media. Sometimes they show up repeatedly, from different sources, just so you don’t miss it. This is why it’s so vital that we prepare to get uncomfortable. Opportunities are going to present themselves. They often ask for us to step out of our comfort zone in return.

Be open to it all. So what if you’ve never tried it before? Do you want to live with regret of dreams unfulfilled, or do you want to know that regardless of how it all turns out, you gave it your all? When we limit our options, we slow down the progress of our goals. Remaining open to the abundance of possibilities that exist to get you where you want to be helps to pave the way to your goals.

Be clear about what you want and the path will be revealed. Just remember, everything happens for a reason. Things may not happen when and how we want them to. When we remain focused and open to all that is available to us, we can move with the confidence that whatever we are working towards will happen. Are you open to all the opportunities waiting for you? ♥

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