As a motivational speaker I encourage people to jump – those big jumps that are easy to recognize because they are so flipping high. But sometimes the jump is tiny – so tiny that you might even miss it if you aren’t watching closely. This happened to me this week. I heard a knock – a tiny knock – that I almost missed because it didn’t look big enough. But something made me stop and say, “Wait. I’ve heard this knock before. It happened last year. And the year before that. And then there was that time…and that other time….” And when I stopped to really look, I saw that this was not simply a tiny knock on the door of opportunity, but one in a series of many just like it. The same door opening over and over. And all I had to do was simply walk in. It didn’t require great thought or angst – it didn’t require my permission or approval. It didn’t require for me to draw up some major game plan. It was simply an open door, and the invitation to walk in. And affirmation after affirmation appeared as I looked back at how many times it had opened in the past and I missed it.
But not this time. This time I walked through it. Finally. And I’m waiting for big things to happen. Because sometimes the biggest things happen when we take just the tiniest of steps. So what about you? Has there been a tiny gentle persistent knocking on your life? A door that keeps opening? Are you listening? Will you go? I hope so. Because I have a feeling that something really big is behind that door. And I don’t want you to miss it.
I’ll keep you posted.