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A tradeoff is inevitable in almost every decision we take, as we usually forego some opportunity or benefit in our choices.
Many people strive for everything and believe there are no tradeoffs.
Focussing on less can get you something but focusing on everything may get you nothing.
We seem to think that the people around us have everything in life.
Tradeoffs in others take time to become apparent. Everyone lets go of something, making a sacrifice, to be able to focus, investing time and energy in what is important to them.
It becomes impossibly hard to completely fine-tune and balance your work, family, health, relationships, friends and hobbies.
We may have to let go of one of the areas to be able to fulfill the others.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. So try placing artificial time limitations.
If we’re given three hours to complete a task that normally would take an hour, we’ll find a way to fill those three hours. However, when we’re down to the final thirty minutes, we’re suddenly feeling the pressure to get things done.
The “fundamental attribution error,” is when we excuse our own mistakes but blame other people for theirs.
Give other people the chance to explain themselves before judging their behavior.