I know a professor who often speaks of experiences he’s had. These stories leave me entranced. The adventures fascinate everyone who has the opportunity to listen. He is from a smaller city yet has met some of the biggest names. I asked a person who knew him how he accomplishes this. I asked how it was he connected with all of these people and has been invited to participate in monumental projects. She told me, “He answers his phone and the door any time someone calls or knocks.”
“Every wall is a door.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)
This made me think. How often do I not answer the door unsure of the strangers that may be there? How often do I let the phone go to voice mail because I may be too busy to answer? Maybe I need to be knocking on more doors. My dreams are there. My passion is there. Now I just need to make sure I am not waiting for others to open doors for me. There’s no need to stare at the wall when I know the door is there waiting for me to open it. The knock is waiting for me to answer.
“Don’t follow your dreams;