Being poor costs a lot of money. So does missing opportunities. But the biggest cost you pay is the price of “virtual” validation—over-eating, over-entertaining, and over-spending on material goods. And yet, none of those satisfy. Instead, they leave us empty, overweight, poor, and drained.
Are people that set boundaries happier? Are happy people better at setting boundaries? Both are true. If you spend more time putting out fires than the time you invest in activities that make you stronger and happier, then time is passing you by.
You don’t get a do-over with time.
How do we get more done and have more enjoyment in life? We need to influence and develop people around us to row in the same direction. It’s best then to align ourselves with people who want to go to the same destination. The key then is to find the right boat and influence the right people.