It is not typical of me to curse in my blog post but sometimes there is no other way to get the point across. How many times have to tried and tried to do something or to succeed at something and it just does not seem to be working out. No doors seem to be opening for you and you do not know what to do? Well I am here to tell you, to keep knocking, keep trying, and bang the door down if you have to. Let no one tell you no to something that you were called to do.
About a week ago I was listening to Kevin Hart on the radio. He said in his early years he tried out for a prestigious comedy club and the owner told him that he should quit comedy and it was not for him. That was a time when the door was closed, but he did not accept a closed door. Instead he forced the door open, and now he is successful at what he does.
When it comes to doors being slammed in your face you have a few options:
- The first is the easiest option and that is to quit. Which if you quit then that is a sure way to go nowhere.
- The second is to find another door. You want to be an actress on TV but no one will give you a chance. Then perhaps you will act on Broadway or in plays. Just because the door that you wanted to open did not open, does not mean that you cannot find another door that will still give you what you want.
- And then there is the third option, forcing your way through the door. This is my favorite option. Do not let anyone stand in your way. If you want to be a New York Times bestselling author and no publisher wants to take on your book. You can put your book on Amazon gain popularity and then become a bestselling author that way. Just because the publisher did not open the door for you does not mean you cannot find your way through the door.
The main point is do not let anyone close the door on your dream. Even if they do not believe in you, so what! What believe in yourself and a belief in yourself goes a long way.
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
So if you keep on going and keep on knocking the door will get so run down that it will eventually have to open for you. Everyone has gone through a setback, disappointment, or a door closing in their face. But the difference from a success and failure is the ability get up again and keep on trying.