Various thoughts have run through my mind this week, busy as it has been. Like always a couple have stuck in my mind and stand forth above the others. But both of them have to do with our attitudes and also our behaviours.
Throughout my life I have always been taught that learning and improving myself is a good thing to do. Keeping this in mind the following thought can be an encouragement for one to learn and also keep an open mind.
“Neglecting to broaden their views has kept some men doing the one thing all their lives.”
In other words, if you don’t increase your skills or learning then you might end up being only able to do the one type of work all your lives.
Having said that some of us can be quite stubborn and resist change. Or don’t know how to change. This next quote sort of illustrates that.
“When one door closes another opens, but we often stare so long at the one that has closed that we don’t see the one that has opened.”
While this quote is appropriate for so many different situations, I thought it would serve in this situation as well. Some times when our circumstances change we are so focussed on our old life or situation that we either cannot see or refuse to see the opportunities that have opened up with our change of circumstances.