Choose, Discern, Trade-off

“The overwhelming reality is: we live in a world where almost everything is worthless and a very few things are exceptionally valuable.”

You have the power to choose what you want to do. No matter how stuck in a situation you feel, no matter how little control you have over your options, you always have the control over how you choose what to do. When you do not embrace the power to choose, you are actually surrendering the power for someone else to choose for you.

Exercise this power to choose by discerning between the essential and nonessential activities in your life. Most activities are unimportant and it is not necessary that you engage in them: they are only taking precious time and energy away from the activities that will help you achieve your goals.

Remember that sometimes, you will have to make trade-offs. For example, you may have to drop a project to focus on another more important one. Trade-offs are necessary because if you try to “do it all”, you will likely end up with poor results. However, if you evaluate your options and select the best one, you will see much better results!

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