Understanding the difference between acceptable and ideal will help you focus on the things that matter. A framework that will lead to more time, more money, and more happiness.
With my friends at work most of the day, I do a lot of catching up with folks on gchat. Mornings these days start off with a bowl of cereal, logging on to gmail, and opening a few chat box windows with my buddies who are at the office.
“How are you?” one of us will ask. And over the next couple of hours we will engage in the relaxing activity of trading articles, tidbits about our day, and links to funny videos that usually include a cat, dog, or sloth.
I was flipping through my archived conversations last night trying to find a particular article a friend had sent, and it sucked me into a half hour of reliving every conversation from the past two weeks. As I read our discussions over this time period, something jumped out at me: we all spent an inordinate amount of time fussing over little decisions.
Day after day, there’s some new quandary to navigate. Should I go for Indian or Thai for lunch? Black Friday deal is on: how about the iPhone 10 or the Samsung 8? Should I leave work now in order to beat the rush but have to finish a document at home, or finish it here which will take less time with all my tools around me, but may put me in commute rush hour?
These decisions not only take up valuable emotional bandwidth and