The funny thing is that we never know what might have happened if something in our past had gone differently. Whether we assume that it would have turned out great or awful has a lot to do with what has happened to us since.
If we are essentially happy with how our lives are unfolding, we’re more likely to look back and see missed or denied opportunities as something that happened for the better. We’re more likely to assume it wouldn’t have turned out the way we hoped at the time.
So, yeah, if you think your life has gone great, it’s easy to look back and see that these doors got closed for a reason.
But if, for instance, your life had sucked after those opportunities passed you by, you’d be more likely to see them as tragedies, that every time you wanted something good it was denied to you.
So, every time you think you’ve been rejected from something good, go look for something better.