I know the feeling all too well of having an opportunity almost literally dropped onto my lap and failing to take advantage of it. I later realized this missed opportunity and experienced regret. In this incredibly competitive and stressful world, the key is to be open-minded enough to see such opportunities when they arise; but to also be guarded enough to not be taken advantage of by others. Ultimately, it's a mindset. If you're of the belief that the best is waiting ahead for you, you'll find it!