When there’s a door of opportunity in front of you, don’t just stare at it, waiting for it to open.
Go up and knock.
Ring the doorbell.
Try the doorknob.
Try it again.
Try it harder.
Bang on the door with your fists.
Try to force it open.
See if you can pick the lock.
Then, if no-one responds or you can’t open the door by any means, move on to the next door.
And if you can’t open that door, move on to the next.
And if every door in the corridor is locked, move on to the next corridor.
Staring at a door won’t open it.
But if you keep knocking and trying, eventually you will a way in.
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