How to Control Your Own Narrative
A few months ago, I wrote about how starting over, despite potentially being painful, can also open the door for new opportunities. There’s that old saying… when one door closes, another door opens.
While I firmly believe that, it can also sound a bit too straightforward. “Take new opportunities” - but how do we actually spot them when they come along?
Having the right mindset is critical for this stage of life. Being in a state of transition can be scary and emotional, but it can also be the start of something truly wonderful. Here are a few tips on how to spot that potential for wonder in your own life.
Watch Your Creativity Spark
Do you ever have an idle thought that spirals into a mini-brainstorm? Perhaps you’re out shopping for food and have a brainwave about a new cuisine you want to try, sparking a desire to go traveling. Your imagination runs away with you and you’ve all but planned out an exciting adventure.
Opportunities that are truly worthwhile and valuable should spark this flurry of ideas and excitement. Just one seized opportunity might be the beginning of something that will go through many changes and iterations. The more you run with it, the more hidden genius you’ll uncover!
What Brings You Energy?
What’s the first thing you think about in the morning, and the last thing before bed? What makes you feel alive and full of energy? During periods of transition, you want to find areas that truly bring you joy and energy and grab on to them.
A great opportunity should make you feel alert and energetic. Not only will it make you happy, you’ll find you have more energy to put into it, making you more productive. That initial spark of energy is a fantastic kick to get things moving at the start.
Let it Find its Own Momentum
Great opportunities that are right for you will almost have a life of their own. Have you ever pursued something and you can just feel all the moving parts fall into place?
These are the opportunities that will offer you the most potential and last the longest. When you can feel a new situation or a new plan blend seamlessly into your life, you know you’re onto something amazing.
Now you know how to spot those golden moments, take time to value them and don’t rush yourself. They’re not going anywhere and half the joy of new beginnings is the experience of creating something new.
Value the wonder of progress over perfection!