Compromise Is Not A Dirty Word

By David Geller   |   December 1, 2014

We want it all.  We just can’t have everything we want.

If we work 60 hours a week, we have less time to spend with our family.  But if we go home every night at 5:30 so we can spend more time with our family, we might miss the next big deal. And if we spend our weekends hanging out with our kids, we can’t go golfing with friends.  If we burn the candle at both ends to get it all done, we will be tired.

We try to fool ourselves. We work long grueling hours, and we pretend sleeping six hours a night is sufficient.  We check our email while vacationing with our family, and we pretend nobody will notice or care. We show up for our kid’s ballgames, and pretend it is the same as spending one on one time with them.

Stop pretending. Embrace reality. All choices have costs, and life is a series of compromises.

Choose wisely.  Acknowledge that time is your most precious resource. Compromise in a way that reflects your values, your priorities.

Are you making compromises that are right for you?

David Geller

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CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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