How to See New Possibilities & Act on Them

It is easy to become trapped within the confines of routine and familiarity, missing the new possibilities beyond our vision.

As Morpheus famously advised Neo in The Matrix, “Don’t think you are. Know you are.”

Free your mind from the limitations of the ordinary, and let’s embark on a quest to unlock the extraordinary potential that awaits us all.

3 Tips to Recognize New Possibilities In Your Life

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 recreational, personal, or professional options?

Here’s how to open your mind to new possibilities you may have never seen before.

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 considered 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; unplanned opportunities will be presented to you before you know it.

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 act in ways 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.

I wouldn’t have learned about that organization without connecting with the woman at the event.

Are you attending new events soon?

Join at least one and discuss positively 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 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 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 several copies of my book in their store.

Months later, I received an email requesting more 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 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!

Start looking for new possibilities today

Seeing possibilities you have never seen makes life more thrilling, inspiring you to enjoy new experiences.

Being ever grateful, speaking with new contacts, and having clear goals while staying open to how they are realized provides ample opportunities you didn’t initially consider.

You deserve to experience infinite, positive new possibilities in your life now and always! ­­

Rebecca L. Chauncey helps college students and professionals increase clarity, confidence, and effectiveness in their lives through her coaching, speaking, and writing. Her book, You Can Still Live, features soul-stirring messages to help you move through various situations easier in the midst of your busy schedule.
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