Seizing opportunities require putting ourselves out there.
And sometimes it happens at a point where we’re not ready or not the right fit for the opportunity. But we still need to try. Even when it exposes some of our weaknesses and our shortcomings. It sucks to be told “no”, to get rejected. But the only way we get to the opportunities where we are the right fit, is to keep putting ourselves out there, no matter the rejections. The key thing being that we learn from those experiences. Sometimes we learn where we need to grow, sometimes we learn that we dodged a bullet, and sometimes we learn that no matter what another person may thinks or says, we choose to think differently.
Like most things in life, it’s actually not about the opportunity itself, it’s about who we become because of them.