Missed Opportunities

A discussion over lunch got me thinking about how much things have changed in ten years for myself personally. I look back on where I was ten years ago and what happens day to day now seems like the direct opposite of what I thought would have happened. Even in the last three years I’ve gained so many happy experiences like marrying Jennifer, working for Codeworks and producing the DIBI Conference. However, I also feel like I’ve missed a lot of opportunities that found me,  two of which are most notable. One being asked to go for a Television Series Casting and the other being approached to write a book. I feel, in the future I would like to take these opportunities back and work on accomplishing them. I somehow feel that I’d be a better person for doing them.

Do you have any opportunities that you’ve missed and wish that you hadn’t?

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Gavin

Lead Interaction Designer at DigitalDWP. Organiser of Industry, The Practical Web Conference..

6 thoughts on “Missed Opportunities”

  1. I’ve always thought that when opportunities are presented to us that don’t come to fruition it’s for a good reason. You might not know what the reason is today but at some point you will look back, realise why and the penny will drop.

    I wanted to get my yoga teachers qualification for 6 or 7 years before I managed to get it 18 months ago, despite several opportunities to do it before then. When I did decide to go and do it it seemed like the most natural thing in the world to do and everything I needed to make it happen just fell into place.

    If it’s meant to be it will come back to you.

  2. I almost didn’t say Yes to writing my first book, which meant I wouldn’t have ended up working at Hollyoaks, or moving to Sweden. And if I didn’t move to Sweden, I wouldn’t have met the girl I’ve been living with for the last few years.

    I’m glad I said Yes to writing that book. 🙂

  3. It’s easy to look back and regret, but that gets us no where. Just remember that at the time you made your decision for a reason, and given the options presented to you then, you made the right choice. No point on dwelling on it now 🙂

    1. True. ‘What’ and ‘If’, two very innocent words yet when used together they become a nightmare. Onwards and upwards. 🙂

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