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Exits and entrances

I can’t even begin to count the times in life when, unexpectedly, an exit appeared on my path instead of the opportunity I’d been striving for. When a door closes in front of you, especially one you’d worked so hard to get in front of, it can be completely soul destroying. You know, the horrible sinking feeling that makes you want to throw the towel in.

I talk a lot about joining the dots; about connecting the things in life you think weren’t related (especially good to bad), but together, they brought you to where you are now -to the place where you’re meant to be.

When we follow our dreams and enter into a world that’s a little more uncertain, the likelihood is more doors will close, and there’ll be more dead ends, but it doesn’t mean that they won’t lead to opportunity.

I’ve always loved this quote by Sir Tom Stoppard that says, “every exit is an entrance somewhere else. Remember that Columbus was looking for India when he found America!”

Often it takes getting to the next ‘entrance’ to appreciate that maybe that exit was just what you needed; the blessing in disguise, even if it really didn’t feel like it at the time. Anyone else found their America recently?


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