Life has a habit of throwing things at us, doesn’t it. Sometimes the journey is tougher than we would like it to be, things don’t go to plan, we get let down, doors close.

This is normal. This happens to everyone. Indeed, it is the most compelling reason to heed the words of the Rev. John Watson: ‘Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’. which is usually incorrectly credited to Plato as you can see here.

When things don’t go as we want them to, it can be useful to step back from the heat and emotion and look deliberately for the Opportunity within.

Let go of what the boss, your colleague, client, market, partner, politicians, bankers, government, EU, the world or the universe has just done to you and look for the opportunity. You will probably find, as I do, that every now and again a door opens and lets the future in.