When you were younger, were you one of those kids involved in ten different extracurricular activities after school? Opportunities to be involved in our surrounding communities don’t simply disappear when we graduate and enter the real world. If you look hard enough, you’ll always find plenty of them. Maybe even too many of them.
It’s tempting to want to be involved in everything. Taking on more responsibilities outside of what we are expected or required to do, whatever the reason, is natural. It makes us feel good. It makes us feel like what we’re doing in our spare time is important.
Jumping right into a new commitment, job-related or otherwise, without weighing the pros and cons is not the smartest way to respond to an opportunity. Here are some questions you can ask yourself before saying yes to something new.