If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door.
I wish I could take credit for this tiny but powerful quote, but I cannot. It was posted on Instagram and whomever originated the sentence full of so much magnitude, I salute you.
Because let’s be real for a second… We all have had or continue to have a proverbial door that no matter what we do, the darn thing will not open. Over and over, we do everything we can to open that door. We pull on the handle, we shake the knob, we beat our fists against that domineering piece of wood, we pound our forehead against the frame, crying in frustration.
But have we ever given thought to that tiny whisper that is barely perceptible? The one that whispers in a small voice that is barely audible: maybe it is not our door?
I know this is a hard truth to grasp for some of us, but is well worth the time to stop and think about how this hard truth may be affecting your life.
I am not talking about goals you are working towards because that is a different animal. Goals are important and they keep our minds and bodies fresh and with goals we are always learning more about ourselves and what we are capable of.
It’s Not Your Door
What I am saying here is that it is easy in life to get stuck. You may have been leaning against your proverbial door for a really long time, hoping and praying that somehow that door will budge and open. That today will be the day that that door opens and everything will magically change.
But unless you have the key you need, that door will not open.
Beating your fists against a door that refuses to open diminishes your spirit.
You are a beautiful human being and you deserve so much more.
If doesn’t open, it is not your door.