Do you tend to see all situations in two ways? Do you think of a FEW options, like two or three potential fun activities to enjoy? Or do you prefer having MANY options for recreational, personal, or professional matters?
Here’s how to open your mind to see new possibilities that you may have never seen before.
3 Tips to Recognize New Possibilities In Your Life
1. Be Ever Grateful
While you may hear this often, it bears repeating: be ever grateful. Expressing thanks helps you maintain a positive attitude, but it can also open your mind to new possibilities you have never seen before.
A wonderful example of this was when I wrote about the many things I appreciated in a journal for nearly six weeks. Then, I received an email invitation to speak about my career and college experiences with current students from my alma mater. I never thought about participating in an event like this, but it was perfect and I felt honored to join.
Are you mostly grateful for your life? Appreciate your life on ALL levels and before you know it, unplanned opportunities will be presented to you.
2. Speak with New Contacts
You probably have an amazing circle of friends and family. It’s certainly important to foster those relationships.
But developing relationships with new contacts can also be beneficial. Their perspective may differ from yours; thus, conversations can include new opportunities and prompt you to take action in ways that you wouldn’t normally do.
I experienced this when talking to a woman I met for the first time at a speaking engagement. She enjoyed my presentation and recommended an organization that could benefit from my expertise. Without connecting with the woman at the event, I wouldn’t have learned about that organization.
Are you attending new events soon? Join at least ONE and engage in a positive discussion with someone new to see what possibilities develop.
3. Have Clear Goals and Stay Open
You know the importance of setting clear goals for personal and professional success. Do you review your goals regularly to keep them in mind? It’s okay if you haven’t. Today, you can start writing down your intentions and placing them in areas that you visit regularly.
You can also type them in a memo on your phone, write them on paper and keep the paper by your bed, or post them in your office. Which area or areas are best for you? Use one of the suggested places or think of others. The key is to see your goals and fully embrace them regularly until they come to fruition.
In addition to having clear goals, staying open to how they unfold is essential to success and to realizing new possibilities you have never seen before. Fortunately, I witnessed the beauty of this principle with my book sales. I intended to sell more of my books. Of course, one way of doing so was by featuring copies of the book in bookstores.
One organization sold a select number of copies of my book in their store. Months later, I received an email requesting a larger number of copies because the book will be featured in a new semester class at the same organization. I was so excited and honored! I didn’t think of my book being part of a class, but I was so grateful for the opportunity.
Have you set intentions to excel in your life, while keeping an open mind about how they unfold? Stay excited as you move toward fulfilling your goals. You’ll be pleasantly surprised about how things come to pass!
Seeing possibilities you have never seen before makes life more thrilling and you become inspired to enjoy new experiences. Being ever grateful, speaking with new contacts, and having clear goals while staying open to how they are realized provides you ample opportunities that you didn’t initially consider.
YOU deserve to experience infinite, positive new possibilities in your life now – and always!