Pick Your Compromises

It’s tempting to focus on just the benefits. But every decision comes with trade-offs.

Often, when we get stuck when deciding on something, it helps to invert the problem and consider just the downsides. Doing so makes it easier to approach the issue honestly, because it prevents us from ignoring the downsides we have to accept. It also puts the potential upsides in perspective.

When we pick our compromises this way, we can pursue our path with open eyes and clear intent.

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