An Honest Reminder

Door In Your Face Moments

I was out with a friend earlier and was reminded of a universal truth.

“That’s life. You’ve gotta have the door slammed in your face a few times.”

In another moment with a president of a marketing firm, he was sharing the times in his career he was most proud of. Two of the four experiences he shared were door-slamming moments when he was dealt a poor hand and had to face adversity.

It’s true that some of the positive experiences we have have a positive influence on us. More often than not, though, it’s the negative experiences that have the most positive impact.


Stay Positive & Keep Knocking

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Garth Beyer

Garth Beyer is a Madison-based writer and Public Relations Strategist focused on telling stories, running through trend-making PR strategies and trying new things in life.

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2 thoughts on “An Honest Reminder

  • November 10, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Obstacles are all part of the journey, right? Really obstacles ARE the journey. Might as well embrace them.

    But on the same note…it’s not smart to go looking for slammed doors and obstacles. They’ll come on their own while we’re looking for positive experiences.

    Learn, grow, have fun, repeat.

  • November 10, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    True. It comes with the change you’re trying to make in the world. It’s the yin with the yang, but always better to focus on having more positive experiences. Hopes up high. Head down low.

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