Of Fish and Opportunities

Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by. Proverbs 26:10

There are those reading this who are avid hunters. They love the season, the dress, the camouflage clothing, and the waiting. The best hunters are those who wait for the right shot. Recently a hunter told me that she didn’t shoot a deer because it was still a growing deer. So she waited. She didn’t take the first shot available, nor did she just fire off into the woods hoping for a bullet to cross paths with a deer.

So it is in the business world. Often the first candidate is not the best candidate. Bad employees are bad all the way around: bad co-workers, unproductive, lazy. In the end you will regret the hire, but you will be probably think twice about hiring the first candidate.

This also applies to relationships and life in general. There are lots of good fish in the sea; and there are always more opportunities on the horizon. Most of the time it’s a matter of praying for the best worker, fish, and opportunity to come along.

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