Last week a door finally opened that I had been trying to open for so long. I was heading into unknown territory. The odds were totally stacked against me. There seemed to be nothing working in my favour, yet I kept pressing on.
The days leading up to my breakthrough were indeed the toughest. As the famous saying goes, “the darkest hour is just before dawn.” Well, the storm unleashed its full fury. Everything that could have gone wrong did, and then of course there were the dissenting voices.
Life will throw curve balls at you and will attempt to break you down, nothing may happen exactly as you have planned. Just when you think things are starting to turn around, life may smack you back down, but don’t despair. You will get disappointed but don’t be discouraged. When life knocks you down, you can either stay on the ground and wallow in self-pity, or you can get back up and say, “This is NOT how my story is going to end!”
“Rejection does not mean you aren’t good enough. It just means the other person failed to realize what you have to offer.” -Mark Amend.
Stop trying to open doors that were never meant for you. This will drain your energy and cripple your spirit. The value of the diamond can be only recognized by a professional jeweler and not by a cattle herder. You may be barking up the wrong tree. As my grandmother would say, “What is meant for you will not pass you by. If it didn’t open, its not your door.” There will be more opportunities. Keep going. Don’t give up. It’s just a matter of time for things to work out in your favour. Be patient.
It was then in an instant when all hope was almost gone that everything changed. I got my breakthrough. I was in amazement. I wasn’t expecting anything to happen so soon. I was just so focused on my plan and had mentally psyched myself up for the long bumpy road ahead. Yes, it had been like this for quite a while but, everybody has their day and today was my day.
Don’t be discouraged. Don’t lose hope. Seasons change. It won’t rain forever, the sun must shine through.
Every NO/ Rejection is just a step closer to your Yes. When one door closes a better one will open. So Keep trying, Keep reaching, Keep dreaming. You never know what’s just around the corner. You will get your breakthrough too. The truth is, it may not happen how you had imagined, or from the sources you expected it from. Stop dwelling on closed doors. Let go of rejection and disappointment. Let it go. You did not miss your moment. Even if things look bleak right now, your future is bright! Your better days are ahead of you, NOT behind you. The BEST is yet to come.😊