I’d love to share a pop-culture personal growth/entrepreneurial observation:
Every time I say no to an opportunity, it feels like I’m in the final scene of Dumb and Dumber.
Have you seen that movie?
It’s a cult-classic.
In that scene, a bus full of beautiful women pulls up to the two “dummies” who, not a minute before, express how much they’d love for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come their way. The women say they’re looking for two men to come on their world bikini tour (or something of that sort) and oil their backs.
The “dummies” point the women in the direction of the nearest town (only to realize the huge “mistake” they’ve made when the bus pulls away and successfully catching up to that bus to explain that the town is the other direction.
Some NO’s truly feel like that.
Like they COULD HAVE BEEN once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that were staring us in the face.
But that’s life.
I’ll end this with a sprinkling of what my mom would likely have to say, when contemplating missed opportunities (wise, with a side of comedic, advice from older generations): shoulda coulda woulda.