If you go to a networking event intending to make a business deal, nothing short of a business deal would satisfy you. The myopic focus on business only might most probably prevent you from building the connection, friendships, and relationships necessary to get to that deal in the first place.
If you go to that same networking event with only the intention of learning something new – the joy, openness, and curiosity you bring will lead you to make better connections, generate more serendipity, and potentially bring in even more opportunities.
Not only will the experience be more pleasant, but you might also get further.
When it comes to people and relationships, it’s best to let go of outcomes.