Opportunities, like doors, come in many shapes and sizes. Some appear to be beautiful, holding new and exciting possibilities. Others are seemingly tiresomeΒ β€” not worth a second look.

Take the above picture for example. The door on the right is a beautiful shock of color in a scene that is rather lacking. The door on the left, however nostalgic it may be, is drab on it’s best day.

Examined closer, though, and it’s clear that the blue door isn’t functional because it isn’t even a door at all. The shape and color may have caught your eye, but it was present to serve as a distraction from the real opportunity located on the left.

When examining opportunities, don’t fall victim to the flashiest option that first grabs your attention. Give the presumably bland option a second look β€” you might just find it being the most practical.