A few days ago, I was having a conversation with a very good friend of mine named Bill Watkins. There are several very neat things happening to him right now. His life is exciting, interesting, and full of fun. He’s also been through some very tough times over the last several years.
At a certain point in the conversation he said this,
“You know, it just seems like when one door shuts, another “better“ door opens.”
I’ve heard the first part of that quote often, but have never heard it with the word “better” used in it. But that’s what he said.
And that’s the point . . .
Bill expects “better” things to happen in his life. That’s one of the things that I love about being around him. He is definitely a realist, but for him the glass is half full.
Sadly, Bill is in the minority. I hear people all the time who are afraid to close a door because they expect that something “bad” will happen. So they stay where they are and then whine and complain about how unhappy they are. Their inaction sucks the life out of them.
It’s all about expectations. As Henry Ford said, “If you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right!”
No one causes you to feel the way you do. It’s not outside influences, or what’s happening to you. You make you feel the way you do!
When you take control over your thoughts, you have control over you life! So grab the reins and choose to be a “better” kind of person and to have a “better” kind of life.
Then watch what happens!
(To read more about Bill’s adventure of winning the Master’s National Cycling Championship, check out this post I wrote last July called “Rusty Lion!” Hope you enjoy it!!!)