Do you have a desire to stand out from the crowd, get noticed, and get doors to open for you? If so, the first thing you need to do is make sure your work is meaningful to you. When your work has meaning to you, you will tend to dedicate more time, energy, and resources to it. It will seem less like work and more like play. Meaningful work gives us lots of energy, passion, determination, and drive. It is the antidote to the lethargy, listlessness, and procrastination that comes with doing something you find meaningless and insignificant to you.
Meaningful work produces the consistent hard work that is required for you to stand out, get noticed, and get doors to open for you.
If you cannot attach a significant meaning to what you are doing day in day out, then maybe you are not doing what you have been born to do, but doing what you feel you must do.
Nurture Your Gifts & Talent
A mans gift opens doors for him, and brings him before great men – Proverbs 18:16
Our talent is something we were born to do; our training is something we were taught to do. While whatever we are taught to do can help us achieve success, only by doing what we were born to do will we achieve fulfillment along with success. Note: Achievement – Fulfillment = Emptiness!
Another reason to choose talent over training is this: A nurtured and practiced talent will always outshine a nurtured and practiced training.
Nurturing your talent takes you beyond the ordinary and propels you into the realm of the extraordinary. Therefore, do not neglect your talent for the sake of nurturing your training. Your gift is a great door opener to bring you before the great men in this world. Stir it up!
Deepen Your Relationship with God
Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region – Luke 4:14
After Jesus was empowered by the Spirit, He was able to do some incredibly amazing things. He was able to achieve feats that had not been done before. As a result, news of him spread quickly and so did his fame.
Therefore, a way to stand out, get noticed, and get doors to open for you is to do something that has never been done or has seldom been done before. Though this may not be possible in your own power, there is nothing you cannot do if you rely on the ability of God. This is exactly what Noah did when God asked him to build a boat. Having never built a boat before, he had to rely on divine instruction. Therefore, in all your hard work and striving to stand out, get noticed, and to get doors to open, do not forget to work hard on your relationship with God!
Achieving the impossible is possible when we listen and obey Him for whom nothing is impossible.
Nourish Your Relationship with Others
But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in – John 18:16
Sometimes, the only way you can get through a door is by knowing the right person. Therefore, do not be afraid to expand your network and develop relationships. It is interesting, that the other disciple of Jesus cultivated a relationship with the high priest, a man who disliked Jesus. This disciple seemed to be able to get along fine with just everyone and so had an expansive network.
If you want to stand out from the crowd, get noticed, and get doors to open, then you must be a likeable person. When you are liked, you’ll find that people will afford you liberties, luxuries, and passes that they not extend to other people. In other words, you get advantages that other people do not get, and doors that may have otherwise remained closed suddenly swing open.
Your luck increases as more people like you.