In every wall of impossibility, you’ll find a small gate called opportunity. The more impossible the situation, the greater the opportunity it contains. If you want to succeed, seek out an impossible situation – a place where things seem to have reached a no-way-out conclusion, in finance, in scholarship, in relationships. Even – perhaps especially – if the impossibility flows from your own mistakes.
– Haggai, Dr. John E, The Influential Leader: 12 Steps to Igniting Visionary Decision Making, copyright 2009, Harvest House Publishers: Eugene, Oregon, page 159