No one hits the bullseye with the first arrow

Yesterday I was (re)watching Downton Abbey and this quote (the title of this post) hit home with me. 

Yesterday I didn’t know today I would be rejected by the Public Education Secretary to go on a Scholarship to teach Spanish in France. But somehow the quote resonated with me, as a foreshadow of what I would find out today. It’s as if I knew, deep down that I wasn’t gonna get the scholarship. I don’t know how but my intuition has gotten better over the years. I am learning to listen and sometimes I don’t like what it has to say. 

I know not getting this scholarship  means I have bigger and better things ahead of me. 

I know my current job is not where I should be.

I know this first try is not a fall, but a stumble. 

And I am just certain that everything happens for a reason.

I won’t give up, I’ll just work harder because no one hits the bullseye with the first arrow.