I know that title sounds bad.
But I don't mean it the way you think.
What I mean is every single person you or I connect with unlocks a new swath of networking opportunity.
Each expansions of your network could be the one that contains the next five-figure client.
Or the love of your life.
So, while every connection should certainly be given the attention they deserve, each one is also a key to increased opportunities and potential life experiences.
In essence, what a single person can bring into your life is far greater than just themselves.
Thusly, not saying hello to that one person that one time could've snuffed out a lifetime of long-term benefits in your personal and/or professional life.
Really puts the in-the-moment shyness into perspective.
I certainly need to work on it. Keeping this in mind should help....hopefully.