I had to revisit this post for some Monday Motivation. As my friends and I ponder our career goals and personal aspirations for the upcoming new year, I thought this post would help some of us reflect on what we have accomplished, not what we haven’t.
As we move towards the Winter season on the East Coast the weather certainly affects some of our moods. It also causes some us to reflect on our lives as we get closer to the New Year. Many of us are looking for different, better, or new opportunities whether it be for career, love, or play. The older I get I sometimes feel like I have fewer opportunities to improve myself. Instead of getting caught up in that negative thinking I am trying to practice gratitude and drink better wine. Wine always makes me feel better. But, I do not want to get caught up in the trap of looking at my wine bottle as half empty instead of full. When the opportunities you want seem to be unavailable or you believe other people are getting them instead of you, it is time to get that shovel out.
That’s right we all need to be a little more proactive. Believe me I know that some people are saying I do not have enough time or I do not know where to start, but there is always a new path that we have not found or one to be created. In terms of my writing I am thinking of new ways to reach different audiences. To date I have sold over 20 books, which is making me look at a difficult day in a more positive light. It also helped me practice gratitude because someone took their hard-earned money and decided to invest it into me. So, When Opportunity Is Not Knocking we then have to create our own by shoveling our way out of the storm.
I know I am not the only one. How have created opportunities for yourself when none seem available? How have you coped with not meeting certain goal or career aspirations? Please comment below and do not forget to subscribe and follow me on Instagram and Twitter.