I sometimes feel like I am in an opportunity drought. When this happens, as far as I can tell I'm doing all the right things. I'm putting myself out there. I'm stating my intentions to the universe. I'm matching those intentions with solid effort. When it calls for it, I am even scrapping my original plan and completely reworking the way I do things. And yet, nothing continues to pan out.
I wrack my brain trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong and/or what I need to do differently and what the universe is trying to tell me. I try to regroup, but it is easy to become disheartened and discouraged as the drought continues to lengthen.
Then something comes along to end the drought, and at first it feels like a sign from the universe. After repeated nos and occasionally not hearing anything at all, getting a yes feels like it must mean something. And it surely does, but the universe is not always literal.
The appearance of an opportunity after a long stretch without any, doesn't necessarily mean it's the opportunity for you. It could be meant to help you keep the faith that there are opportunities out there waiting for you. It could be meant to test your resolve in whatever your current venture is. It could be a chance for you to reexamine what you really want in life. It could be any number of things.
You do not have to walk through every door that opens. Not every door is your door. Don't feel like you need to say yes, just because you're afraid to say no. And it's tough, because no one can tell you if it's your door or not. That is something only you can determine. But if you sit really still, and just listen, the answer is there.