The story could have ended there.
I did something I wouldn't normally do. I thought about whom I knew that matched the opportunity. I contacted that person and told them about it. This person has been in touch to say that they're going for it and may be successful. That's nice. That's a warm feeling.
A few lessons from this:
- Do something for someone - it might make their day
- Success doesn't have to be your own for it to be worthwhile
- Look out for the people you know, it reflects well on you to be supportive
- Do things for the fact that they're right to do, rather than the reward