We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Charles R. Swindoll
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller
Numerous opportunities for “work” have been coming to me over the last two weeks. Compared to last time when I was in between jobs, this one has been much easier. I know it is because of the internal work I’ve done on myself over the last few years.
Last night I got a call about an opportunity that will start next week or the week after. I accepted it of course as it seemed the right thing to do, the right opportunity to work on. It comes at time that is exactly when I needed to start some consulting work. The opportunity is interesting and could lead to more.
I’ve been on vacation/holiday for five months now. It’s been a wonderful time and a great way to adjust to a life that I want, which was my primary goal for taking so many months off. I only did things I wanted to do. That was my main objective. The past five months has been life changing for me. From this point forward, I’m only doing what I want to do, whether it be a “work” situation or something else. I’ll settle for nothing less.
The other point that was important during my time off was that I never doubted I could find a work opportunity. Of course, I had some moments but they were very short and quickly dispelled with an attitude adjustment. The majority of the time, I stayed in full belief and worked on being happier in every moment I could. I believe that was the biggest difference between the last time I didn’t have job and this time. That previous time was one of fear, anxiety and general dismay.
By keeping my attitude high, I stayed clear, focused and opened for what was coming my way. I believe that little “signs” or opportunities were more easily spotted as my head wasn’t hanging down in despair.
It’s been a fantastic learning experience/experiment. The difference is that I won’t be stopping.