Every Opportunity Isn’t Worth Taking


By Bre Nicole J


Every opportunity given costs! Many millennials believe that if they say no to what looks like a great opportunity then they are missing out. It’s a phenomena  known as #FOMO —–fear of missing out.

Any opportunity given has its pros and cons, so  it’s always good to reevaluate each choice, instead of making an irrational decision just because the opportunity looks amazing!

Looks can be very deceiving and you may end up losing a great opportunity for  one that you thought was great based off  looks.

It’s like dating someone solely based on their physical appearance but having no substance on the inside. What is the overall quality? Look at every opportunity as a dating audition.  Is this something I will be happy to associate my name with? Does it compromise my morals? Is there a code of ethics involved in the process? What are the standards of this opportunity?  Can I afford the risk?

Whether it’s making an investment deal, taking on a new career path, finding a way to earn more income, going on a vacation with friends, or taking on an internship that you think will enhance your career path, always evaluate the risks!

Every opportunity  presented may not be for you. Anyone can sell you a great idea ! Trust me I’ve been sold plenty! What I’ve learned from being sold dreams and ideas is that people will  write you a  check that they — themselves cannot  even cash!

Some opportunities will keep you stagnant,  instead of helping your  growth. Not everyone   you meet who will present a great opportunity will want to see you succeed.

Before saying yes to any opportunity do more research by searching the internet for risk factors and ask the right questions! It’s better to be safe than sorry!

There’s nothing more devastating than finding out you’ve wasted time , money and energy on an opportunity that really got you nowhere in life!

If a current opportunity is in opposition with who you are as a person it’s ok to back out! You never want to do something that makes you compromise who you are as person!

In the meantime, if there is an opportunity that is not right for you, just be patient. The right one will come.

Just because you decline one opportunity does not mean you won’t find another one that is just for you! I learned from my lifestyle fitness coach that opportunities are never missed, they just go to someone else.

In order to find out which opportunity is best for you, it’s important to know and dive into who you are.

So many millennials think they are missing out on the world and certain opportunities because of what they see on social media.

Social media continues to make it extremely easy for people  to compare their lives to others, without knowing exactly  how someone is truly living and how someone started off in the first place.

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter reveals the glitz and the glam life. Don’t end up making a wrong turn with your life based on the perceptions of what you see on social media.Stop rushing greatness! What’s for you will always be for you. That’s the beauty of diving into your gifts!

Stop rushing the process! It’s going to happen if you continue to put in the work, have faith, and not make irrational choices thinking it will get you there faster.


Bre Nicole is a multimedia personality working in front and behind the scenes. She founded a blog site called insidethegirlsroom.com, the fall of 2014, while studying Family Life Education and Communications at Western Michigan University. During her senior year at WMU, she received a full ride scholarship at Specs Howard School of Media Arts for Broadcast Media. Bre Nicole has also interned with Oh So Radio as a blogger, hosted on a TV show called 7 Mile 2 Belle Isle Reloaded and was a production intern for the Blaine Fowler Morning Show at 96.3 WDVD (Cumulus Media Detroit). She is currently an on air radio personality for Power96.5 in Lansing,Michigan. Media is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to Bre Nicole,this young,ambitious 24 year old has also interned as a suicide prevention specialist and has a nonprofit agency called Saving Our Sisters that focuses on breaking abusive family cycles and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities, while providing workshops on emotional well being and healthy relationships.

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