Not a day goes by when some opportunity comes our way or crosses our path. It may be something as simple as being asked to go to lunch with someone or play golf. We can accept or not depending on our schedule, other activities we have planned, and how well we like or want to be with the person making the request. Either way, it's not likely to have a long term impact.
On the other hand, we may be presented with an opportunity to take our business in a new direction, to accept a new assignment, to travel for our company or a client, or something else that can mean much more in the long term.
Thus, we must carefully evaluate opportunities that come our way before accepting them, Some will lead us astray while others are valuable to us.
I'm talk about looking and thinking before we jump at a new opportunity - particularly those that may provide a distraction or be more consequential than others.
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