There is a cost for everything you do in life. Sometimes it is worth the payment we make, at other times we have simply wasted our precious time and money.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
It is very important to understand the priorities you have in your life. Are you willing to give up something in order to gain something else?
If you want to build a business, what are you willing to give up in order to devote time to this endeavor? If you want to spend more time with your loved ones, where will you cut back? What about a hobby, a lifestyle, an experience?
More importantly, determine whether what you are aiming for is important to you, and if it is, understand that you are worth the time and the sacrifices it will cost to make it happen.
First of all, prioritize your life. What are the five things that are most important to you right now? Not what you are doing right now, but the things you would do and take time for if you have a choice. Is it spending more time with the family? If this is the case, what do you need to spend less time doing in order to create this time? Is it building or growing a business or your career? Whatever your priorities are, they will not grow unless your put time and effort into them.
We all have the same minutes, and hours in the day. We are all busy, all have commitments, pressures and expectations. The difference is what we choose to do with those minutes and hours in our day. We all have a choice, whether we say we have or not. It is time to place a value on what you spend your time doing.
Make sure the price you are paying for your decisions are worth it.