We tend to fear missing out more than we fear mediocrity.
Saying yes to every opportunity and hiding behind choices that only serve to make us look good in the eyes of others results in a lack of focus and muddled vision. It also depletes emotional, physical and financial resources that could be used to pursue the goals we truly value instead.
You weren’t designed to do or be everything. Pursuing excellence means embracing the joy of missing out.
Originally published October 2014