“The good things in life cost what they cost. The unnecessary things are not worth it at any price. The key is being aware of the difference.” ~ Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic
This is a fantastic reminder in today’s Daily Stoic reading. We all pay for things and what we spend on becomes part of who we are.
Frivolous trinkets can be entertaining. A quick promise for success can feel like we are doing business. Expedience without consideration for others can feel efficient.
However, paying the real price, what things are worth, is good long-term practice to moving the needle towards goals that matter to you.
I like paying the right price for the right things. Having the wrong things in my life – activities, stuff, relationships, ventures, projects – these can completely drain me of energy, joy and free time.
Finding the right things to invest in and putting all I have into them has a much better payoff when it comes to long-term success and happiness.
Take inventory. What are you paying for that is not worth it?
What should you pay for but have not committed?