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So Close… – A Missed Opportunity, Or The Beggining Of Something Better?

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” — Napoleon Hill

When I was in my mid-20’s I played in a band. We’d gotten some traction and had one of our songs on the radio.

We felt like we were going places. So, we kept writing, recording, and playing live.

But it felt like we’d hit a pleateau and were stuck. Frustrations grew and we broke up.

It seemed like we’d just wasted the time after that initial level of “success”, but what had happened was that things were growing under the surface.

In the months following our break up we received several offers from labels, opportunities to open for bigger bands, etc, into our mailbox.

Since I’d turned my focus onto work, I forwarded the mails to the others in case anyone else had put a band together and could jump on the opportunity.

As I sat there in front of my computer in nothing but my underwear and socks, it dawned on me that: “If we’d only stuck it out for a couple more months, we’d be set… What the actual fuck?”

So Close Meme

So close.

This was not a particularly happy time in my life and I didn’t have a clue of what to do next.

Thankfully, I found a 2 year course in music production which ended up being one of the best experiences in my life.

Now, you can go over every possible version of “if only…”, but it won’t make a lick of difference.

You could be resentful the rest of the day, week, year, or your life if you want.

Or you could find a way to learn from your experience, accept what is, and move forward.

Perhaps the experience you’re having right now might lead you into one of your best experiences?


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