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Just keep one subtle reality in mind. For everything gained something is lost. One is always hemmed in by the universal law of probability balance — creation is always offset by destruction. In less dramatic terms for those in business, one example is the loss of free time when scrambling up the ladder of success.

It always comes back to what is most important to one as an individual. For instance there are those so consumed with gaining success at work that they end up losing their families.

Personally I require enormous amounts of free time. As a retiree and part time writer and stock trader, I get to pull this off. I could never be in a situation where I was closely involved with working with others on a tight schedule. But that’s just me. The important thing is that I recognize this fact and don’t fight it. You just have to understand what trade-offs work best for you.

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