There are opportunities that open with a slight breeze and others that are held open for us.
In many cases, however, the opportunity is an unlocked door hidden within a locked one. We encounter the larger barrier and are about to turn in another direction when we notice a crevice. Upon exploration, we learn that there is a hidden opening that would not have been found but for our initial interest in a way that would not work.
Some of our greatest achievements are modified failures.