This happens to us in many aspects of our lives. We may be so focused on get that job promotion for the department we're currently working in, that we don't even bother to look at other jobs, many times better jobs, in other departments or other locations within the same company. Or there may be exceptional opportunities for your skills and abilities with other companies.
In other instances, you may be focused on getting to the next rung on the corporate ladder that you don't realize that the next rung really isn't for you. In fact, it's the corporation that defines the rungs and not you. It may be time to step back and define your own upward mobility steps of your career and then make plans to advance in a matter that works best for you.
This a message for all aspects of your life. Whether it's an obstacle encountered in a relationship, the next step in life, the loss of a loved one, or a lighter subject such as getting the next outfit you want, going to the restaurant you always wanted to visit or which type of chocolate to buy. Do be so caught up in the one option. Explore, explore, explore. You will discover a world of opportunities and you will open your world to new and exciting adventures. So go ahead, open up, live a little better and enjoy life!