When Life is Going Nowhere…
Sometimes it feels like we are stuck, having hit a wall, or fallen into a rut, fallen on hard times or any of a number of analogies. The point is, it’s people that think they are stuck when they actually aren’t.
Because the fact of the matter is that there is always a way to move the ball forward, to make yourself better in some way, it may seem small and insignificant at the moment. Learning a new language or joining a group of people to pursue some hobby may seem inconsequential and completely unrelated to the topic of pursuing a career for example, but as the saying goes, you need to put yourself out there.
It’s not about finding for yourself the most direct option. Reason being is that the most direct path has led to nothing more then a dead end. That is why you are where you are now. But the indirect path, where you are developing some skill or meeting some some people that have seemingly no correlation with what you are doing, could allow you to go over, around, under whatever wall you may be facing.
How to Find More Opportunities
These pursuits may seem humble at the time when you pursue them, they may not be beneficial to the goals you are chasing, but quite often, these humble opportunities lead to more doors and more doors means more odds of success.
A very quick personal example is when I discussed God’s door and how joining a church in a foreign country leads to all of these opportunities. From musical instruments, missionary work and friends.
The point is, new skills and organizations gives you access to more people, more people means potentially meeting the person that can help you out. Moreover, it’s all a numbers game, the more shots you take, even if it’s at an awkward angle because of the lack of availability of a direct shot, it still incrementally increases your odds of success.
Kingston S. Lim
March 10, 2021