This is a tricky one – and the answer isn’t always self-evident. Aren’t we supposed to seize opportunities? Not always…
This question is probably best answered by first asking another question: Will this opportunity help me get where I want to go?
Because life is short, and you most definitely do not have all the time in the world. If there are things you want to do and accomplish, don’t commit to something that will prevent you from being able to achieve the goals that are important to you.
However, even if you answer yes to the first question, you still have one very important question to answer: Will I be fulfilled by attempting to undertake this opportunity and perform it to the best of my ability?
Because if you answer no to the second question, you are going to be one miserable puppy. Work should make us fulfilled, knowing we are contributing something important.
Everything we do should be in the service of humanity – both the collective and the individual.