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Reflection on a Famous Quote – January 3, 2013, by Danny J. Stevens

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

~ Alexander Graham Bell

Being focused is good, excellent, yet at the same time we do need to be aware and responsive. The issues with disappointment, regret and similar emotions is that we focus on things that have occurred or might occur and the focus remains on the issue or possible issue and not on a solution. Being in this state of mind, we miss the magic moments of life, we miss potential opportunities and all the joys and wonder associated with these discoveries.

The first step to any issue is to define it, describe it as it truly is at this time. As a race, humans have a tendency to dramatize and make the issues more than what they really are. Our mind can imagine the projected outcome and in an effort to avoid potential pain we jump, grow frustrated or even panic. So the goal here is to identify the issue but not make it bigger than it is.

Then after the issue has been made aware we analyze and develop a course of action which should resolve the issue. Then the next step is to take action. Never let the moment of a decision without taking action on that decision. It is also very important not to make life altering decisions when you are not in a rational frame of mind. Think about prior times in your life where you overcame or succeed in a similar circumstance and fill strong and confident as you were then. If you don’t have such a memory a memory from someone else or imagine one! Once you are able to capture that emotion you can make the decisions and plan the course of action to help you achieve success on planning the attainment of that decision.

Opportunities are everywhere! We have learned to focus on things which we do not desire, want or wish to have. This focus blinds us to the awareness of the world around us. It is estimated that we are presented with many money making ideas throughout the course of each day. At least two of these ideas it is estimated could result in very significant income. Why then isn’t everyone wealthy or better off than where they are now? The senses are dulled and the mind is not able to recognize the potential.

If there was a word of the day it would be awareness! The more we work on being aware the more we program our brains and nervous system to become aware.

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