Live life to the fullest: some doors are meant to be kept closed

May 4, 2014 Katja Presnal

Live life to the fullest: some doors are meant to be kept closed


Life life to the fullest: keep some doors closed

I think this resonates with many, especially when we look at our past. We probably all have things, people and places, we want to keep the “door closed” for good. However, I think this also applies to future possibilities, and I really think some things are just never meant to happen, however much we would like them to. There is a saying “be careful what you wish for,” and I have multiple times in my life truly understood what it means. I have wanted something, maybe even worked extremely hard for it, and then realized that the reality of my dream isn’t what I thought it would be. I remember being headhunted for a few high profile jobs in New York City a few years ago, and remember taking the train back home from the interviews just with this biggest smile in my face – I couldn’t believe I was given the change to even be AT the door and given the opportunity to say “thank you, I would like to keep this door closed for now,” as I chose to carve my own path as an entrepreneur. It felt good to know that I chose working from home with my heart, not just because I didn’t have any other option.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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  1. I can totally relate to “be careful what you wish for”! I’ve decided that if something is meant to be part of my life and journey, it will be made available to me. This doesn’t negate having a vision for and working towards my personal goals, but my ability to roll with events and allow destiny to take its path…was a sweet acceptance that brought many great things my way.
    Looking. Forward to reading the rest of your magazine now.
    My Best,

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