Opportunities are found in the adjacent possible
The "adjacent possible" describes new opportunities found at the cutting edge of a field in areas that are closely related or tangential to the field in question.
Discovering the adjacent possible helps you to find new areas to venture out in your career and is one of the key factors in finding a sense of mission.
- Newport, Cal. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. 1st ed. New York: Business Plus, 2012.