When One Door Closes

When one door closes
another opens
But how do you know if
what’s behind that door
is what you wanted?


Your life is what you make of it. All through our brief stay here, we’re constantly being given choices. Really, that’s the jist of life: a never-ending series of choices. Each choice is a door. Behind each door is a path. We walk through one door, and the others close. We walk along these paths, and as we do, sometimes the door closes behind us, and we’re stuck on that path, unsure of how to get off. These choices and the gamble that comes along with them–they’re what makes life interesting, keeps it different…but they’re also what makes it terrifying.

The way I see it, making decisions in life is a lot like playing Russian Roulette. In some circumstances, that can be quite literal. But what I mean is that one simple decision can either make or break you. It can lead you down a path to either a life of your dreams or nightmares. And you can never know which. Not until you open that door, and step through.

While I enjoy change and adventure, I’m also a creature of habit and tend to stick with what I know. Sometimes that means opening the same exact door over and over again, expecting something new to be on the other side each time. It was Albert Einstein who said, “The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

You see, life itself is the biggest gamble of them all. You can’t ever truly predict what’s behind each door. But always, always think carefully before you turn that handle. You never know what’s waiting on the other side.

All you can do is do your best to make the right decisions, learn from the wrong, and hope you’re not closing the door on the life that should’ve been.


When one door closes
another opens
But how do you know if
what’s behind that door
is what you wanted?

Thanks for making the decision to open and read this post. Hope you liked it 🙂

-Jordan Antonacci
Twitter: @misterhushhush

2 thoughts on “When One Door Closes”

  1. Yes you are right. We never know what is there behind the closed doors. We also don’t know what else can happen inside the door which we are planning to close. But what I feel if we think positive and goes with our instinct then in most of the cases the best things happens to us.
    Beautiful post. Pleasant reading. 😊

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