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?