Opportunity Cost: Master Your Options—Master Your Career - Darius Foroux
If you want to become more aware of opportunity costs in your career, prioritize the important work.
Make a list of your top 5 priorities, keep it in a visible place, and live according to those priorities.
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It is the estimated value of the best alternative or the best option that one misses out as a consequence of picking one particular option.
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Opportunity cost in non-financial situations is more difficult to quantify. The loss or gain with choosing an option while foregoing another can be subjective and not readily comparable.
Example: While deciding on which job offer to take, we may consider job satisfaction, brand name, commute time, long-term growth, and the salary offered. While finalizing, we have to forego the other best offer. While deciding on a career, we have to consider options like prestige, impact and the work sector.
The way to calculate the opportunity cost is to subtract the value of the option from the value of the alternative that is foregone.
Opportunity Cost = Return on the best foregone alternative - Return on the chosen option.