Happy Tuesday! The Broncos are a game richer in the wins’ category and life is good.
What kind of tradeoffs have you been making so far in your life? Have you taken the time to think about it? As we have discussed the last few days, it is very important that we are willing to make tradeoffs, but it is also important to know which tradeoffs to take. Here is a list of guidelines that will help you to know when the time is right:
1. I Am Willing to Give Up Financial Security Today for Potential Tomorrow– George Crane once said, “There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.” I have always believed in this philosophy, and most importantly, I have always been willing to bet on myself. DishOne has not always been the most stable job for me in the moment. There were plenty of times in the early days where we didn’t know if we were going to even be able to survive.
But we took risks and bet on ourselves. Because of it, I am living a life of extreme blessings. With a company that I love, people that I love, and an opportunity that I love too. Life is good in DishLand.
2. I Am Willing to Give Up Immediate Gratification for Personal Growth- “There are no shortcuts to anywhere that is worth going.” Instant gratification and personal growth are incompatible. We can choose to please ourselves and plateau, or we can delay our gratification and grow. I have pushed this concept for many years now. And will continue to push for years and years and years to come. My children and grandchildren will still be getting lectures from me about the importance of growth each and every day, even when I am on by death bed. Again, daily growth will be what makes us happy long term, and not just in the moment.
3. I Am Willing to Give Up the Fast Life for The Good Life- “We live in a culture that idolizes movie and music stars, drools over opulent mansions, idealizes travel, an plays the lottery in hopes of someday getting the chance to live the fast life it so admires and emulates.” The problem is that in most cases this is not real. So what does it mean to live a good life? David Shapiro once said, “Living in the place where you belong, with the people you love, doing the right work, on purpose.” Learn to work smart and not just hard. Do what you do best and drop the rest. Get control of your calendar, otherwise other people will. Do what you love because it will give you energy. And work with the people you love.
Once again, simple concepts in a world that we really work hard to try and complicate.
Staying away from the complicating shiiii, Cram