When One Door Closes, Another Opens!

Life is a journey! I’m sure we’ve all heard that one before, right? Sadly, though, sometimes this journey has some disappointments, and sometimes doors slam in our face. I’m sure we’ve all experienced regrets in our lives from time to time, right? But don’t sweat it because just like winter has its opposite in summer, and night has its opposite in day, a door closing on our hopes, ambitions, and dreams has its opposite in the form of another door opening that promises us even better hopes, aspirations, and goals.

Now, what happens when we just outright get rejected and hurt by a door slamming violently in our faces? Believe it or not, the same success and leadership principle from above is still at work! That violent door brutally slamming on us and even hurting us has its opposite too. Passing through that painful slamming door just wasn’t meant to be. There is a better door right down the road for us if we’d only be brave enough to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and journey down the road a bit further. If we find the courage, will, and wisdom to travel further, I’m sure we’ll find an even better future door opening for us that we couldn’t see from way back there in our past.

Still not sure… Think back to a time when you had an old boyfriend or girlfriend who broke your heart, and you worried that you may never find another one… What happened? Yup! You found another one. What about that old job you were worried about leaving? You found another one of those too, didn’t you? See… It really works, doesn’t it?


  1. What success and leadership principles can you identify in this newsletter?
  2. What will you do to implement one of these success and leadership principles over the next week?



*Dan’s newest book was just published, A Conversation on Education. Take a free peek inside of it: https://tinyurl.com/3uctrxny

*Dan is presently speaking about teen leadership and his book, The Storm: How Young Men Become Good Men.

*Dan wrote a chapter in Joshua Kangley’s new book Mind Shift 2022.



*Be sure to check out some of Dan’s book series pages!

Granddaddy’s Secrets Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Educators Book Series

Authors Should Speak Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Sports Lovers Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Parents Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Self-Starters Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Frustration Beaters Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Overachievers Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Authorpreneurs Book Series


Dan Blanchard, Teen Leadership, The Storm

*The difference between two people today and ten years from today will be the books they read and the people they talked to!