When One Door Closes Another One Opens ~ How To Not Take No For An Answer

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So many people talk about doors slamming in their faces. But remember this, when one door closes another one opens. If the door doesn’t open build a new one, kick it in, or do whatever you have to do to get to the other side of that door. In this post, I am going to tell you how to do just that. Let me ask you a question.

  • 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 so you just complain and/or give up? 
  • You think that because a door is NOT opening for you then it is not meant to be and so you just walk away? 

Although it is true that there are some reasons why a door is not opening, I feel that when it comes to success that you need to always kick the door down, build your own door, or do whatever it is YOU need to do to get where you want to be (unless it is illegal).

In those situations, we often want to give up or say it is not meant to be because things are not coming to us easy, it is too hard, or it requires too much effort. Remember:

  • Don’t take no for an answer.
  • Keep knocking, keep building, & bang the door down if you have to.
  • Let no one tell you no and let nothing stop you from something you were meant to do. If a door doesn’t open build one and here is how you can do it.

1. When One Door Closes Another One Opens Or Find Another Door.

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. If the door doesn’t open then you are free to find another door, and if that one closes you can try another and another.  And even when you run out of doors you can just get some wood and build another door yourself.

Just because someone has told you no does not mean that they are the end-all and be all to all answers.  There are other options out there and other people out there that will be willing to give you a chance despite other people telling you no.  Your only choice is to find that open door and to walk through it.

When One Door Closes Another One Opens ~ Case in point: Me

When I was working my behind off at a job I thought I was in a good place to get a promotion or at least a significant raise.  When the time came sadly to say that I was disappointed that I did not get a promotion and like a $5 a paycheck raise. It was at that moment that I realized that I did not want my money, my job status, or how high I climbed up my career to be determined by someone else.

And hence was born my entrepreneur journey and why you are reading this blog. What I wanted was more money, what I wanted was to move higher in my career, what I wanted was to be able to help people and showcase my knowledge. And in this case, the door I was barking up was not giving me what I wanted and so I created my own door that would. Which I actually did a skit about in my video down below.

2. When One Door Closes Another One Opens ~ Or force Your Way Through One

When one door closes another one opens and do not let anyone stand in your way. I have learned to love when people tell me no.  Because no matter how little you think of me and no matter how many times you close that door in my face, I am going to force that door open and get to the other side. And that may mean that I have to take what I believe is owed to me by force. Do not let anyone slam the door in your face and discount and discredit you.

Show them that you are a force not to be taken lightly and that you will be taken seriously, despite what they said and despite them closing the door in your face. Do not let anyone steal the destiny that God has promised for you and break the door in if you have to.

Sometimes it may take you being persistent, sometimes it may take you getting all people’s nerves, sometimes it may take you asking time and time again and getting 10,000 nos before you get a yes. But if there is a specific door that you want to go through and you know without a shadow of a doubt that you need to make your way through it then DON’T get turned away.

“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

You can also check out my video below on what to do when people don’t believe in you and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here. 

3. When One Door Closes Another One Opens ~ Case in point Color Me Courtney

When one door closes another one opens let see an actual case, Color Me Courtney. I had a chance to hear Courtney speak at the Blogher conference.  She got into the blogging field because she had an MBA, moved to New York, wanted to get into fashion and no one hired her due to her lack of experience.  Instead of just taking no for an answer she created her blog to get experience in fashion and then she landed her “dream job” in fashion.

Eventually, she did quit that job to be a blogger full-time. But the point is that she did not give up on her dreams of fashion. She did not let anyone detour her and she did not take the doors closing in her face as a sign that she did not need to be in the fashion world. To this day people still think that her fashion is extravagant but she stayed true to herself forced her way through a closed door and got exactly what she wanted. Which is why she is a great example of why when one door closes another one opens.

The point is that no matter what roadblock you feel you are facing, whatever is standing in your way, whatever door that you cannot get through you NEED TO AND MUST get through it. Build, bust, knock, or kick your way through to get to the other side. Let no one stand in the way of what is for you.

When One Door Closes Another One Opens

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1 Comment

  1. Love option #3. If the door won’t open, I’d climb up the wall to get to the other side (putting my rock climbing skill to good use!) or get a sledge hammer or something and build myself a window. 😉

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