Am I Trading Something That I Need for Something That I Want?
I heard David Rosenthal ask this on a podcast, it has stuck with me.
Too often, we trade things we want (career success) for things we need (family).
It's not that we shouldn't strive for both. But we need to put needs first. Putting wants first might feel good in the short term. But the lack of needs in the long term is destructive.
So ask yourself often, "Am I Trading Something That I Need for Something That I Want?"