You know how sometimes you drop something and it falls into a tiny space like in the crack of a sofa? So you have to reach your hand down into the crack of space to try and feel for it. And you can feel the thing you want by extending and stretching one finger. And then you have to stretch further so you can get a second finger to touch it. And you’re struggling to reach even deeper and stretch your hand just a little further just to grab it by two fingers, but aren’t quite there yet. And you are thinking to yourself, “don’t let go, don’t let go.” Then it slips and falls a little further because you accidentally let go and pushed it. But then you reach out again and you stretch even further and push and you push and you grab it by the tips of your fingers again and slowly pull it out.
That’s what opportunity is like in life. You have to stretch, stretch, stretch, and you may lose it for a moment, but you have to keep pushing, until you are able to grab it and make that opportunity a reality.