Friday, August 2, 2013
Success in One Area Means Sacrificing Another
Very recently I was presented with an opportunity to do something I have desired to pursue for quite some time, but I turned it down because I knew that the timing was wrong. Pursuing this particular ambition of mine would cause my current ones to suffer and set them back quite a bit. It's painful to pass up opportunities that you want to take (and that would benefit you in the short term), but sometimes you have to know when to dig your heels in the ground and stay on the path your currently focused on (especially if there is a limited time window for what you are currently pursuing). Success in one area often means sacrifice in another area. You have to count the cost and think about the long term benefits and drawbacks of what you are going after.