Imagine that someone gave you an offer of some kind. It could be anything:
- a job
- a place to live
- a car
While you appreciate their offer, you might have another offer — a better offer — down the road. Someone else might offer you something better:
- a better job
- a better place to live
- a better car
You know that you can lock in the first offer, but you love the idea of the second offer. Obviously, you want the better offer, but you feel conflicted.
What do you do? You take the damn offer!
All of us feel conflicted about the decisions we have to make. Still, you have to do the best you can with what you have.
There’s a saying that goes, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” If you don’t have it, you don’t have it. Make sense?
Most people focus too much on the two birds in the bush, not on the bird they’re holding in their goddamn hand. They let the bird in their hand fly away so that they can try to catch the two birds in the bush. If the two birds in the bush escape, you go hungry.
You may not like one bird as much as two birds, but you have one bird. Remember, you need only one bird per day to sustain you.
If you have a bird, kill it, eat it, and enjoy it. Otherwise, you risk starvation on account of your greed for more, your fear of missing out, your feelings of obligation, etc.
Now, take the damn offer and start looking for your next meal.