Imagine that you are entered in any kind of race, whether it is track and field, judo, boxing or soccer. In principle, if you are a normal person, you would want to get the gold, period. Then there are those who are more realistic or timid and only aspire to be on the podium. In no case there are those who want to win gold, silver and bronze, it doesn’t make sense. However, in everyday life, many of us want to occupy all the places on the podium, to have our cake and eat it too. In doing so, we break a fundamental law, the one that says you can’t have what you haven’t sacrificed for. It is by sacrificing one’s desire for silver or bronze that one can aspire to get gold. Someone who doesn’t want to sacrifice is breaking a universal law, the one that states that everything has a price and that you don’t get something for nothing in life.
It Is By Wanting To Have Both Gold And Bronze That One Loses The Gold
The very idea of prioritization is one that has withstood the test of time and carries great weight in our lives today. Just as it was during the times of ancient Greece, the idea of “selective commitment” is key to achieving success in life. To be successful, one must first make a conscious choice between competing interests and dedicate their entirety to a singular pursuit.
The value and influence of prioritization in our lives cannot be overlooked. To state it plainly, some things require maximum commitment. As the age-old adage goes: “If you chase two hares at the same time, you come home empty-handed”. If we are to be successful in any arena, it is necessary to understand the true value of what we are attempting to accomplish and make a conscious effort to commit our time, energy and resources entirely to it. This can also be applied to our day-to-day decisions. While we may have a laundry list of items that we would like to accomplish each day, it may not be achievable to commit to them all in totality. We must evaluate our goals, assess our resources and prioritize accordingly.
In the example of becoming a doctor, one must recognize that in order to achieve that goal, they must make an informed decision to put in the time and effort required to put all other interests aside. Becoming an astronaut must also be viewed in the same light. To pursue both professional courses is nothing more than chasing two hares and most definitely coming home empty-handed.
In short, it is important to understand the true value of things, both tangible and intangible. Making informed choices can mean the difference between success and failure. When making decisions, keep in mind the notion that while you may want everything, it’s not possible to have it all and frank prioritization is essential to achieving anything of consequence.
At the end of the day, everything is gold. Make conscious decisions to prioritize and commit accordingly to ensure success in any arena.
The power of selective commitment and prioritizing objectives is one of the fundamental forces for progress in our lives.
Detoxify Yourself From This Bad Mentality
The consumer society has perverted its children. It has made them believe that everything can be bought as long as you have the money. The problem is that this law is not applicable outside the world of consumption. If you are a billionaire, you probably have the capacity to appropriate all material wealth, there is no ceiling to financial wealth. However, when it comes to purely human wealth, there is a ceiling. You have a limited supply of kindness, attention, energy, patience, for example. You cannot know more than 150 (Dunbar’s number) people intimately, your human brain is not programmed for that. So financial laws do not follow human laws. Biological evolution is infinitely slower than technological evolution. Living in an increasingly technological world, we believe that we obey the same laws. This is not the case. A child who has been adopted by a pack of wolves will never be the same if he thinks he is living with his fellow creatures.