Life has an optimization function that we all use to make choices. These choices essentially boil down to what we spend our time on. Do you know what your optimization function in life is?
For some, it is money. For some, it is thrill. For some, it is predictability. For some, it is creative living. For some, it is impact. For some, it is family. There are a lot more.
Some choices are mutually exclusive to each other meaning that if you optimize your life against one, you cannot accommodate another. There is no middle. It is more of an in or out. Every choice you make wins you some, loses you some. More important than the choices themselves, you need to understand what is prompting those choices.
What is your optimization function?