I’ve heard life is about compromises, but I think that’s an oversimplification. I’d rather phrase it as: life is about knowing WHEN to compromise.
When do I compromise on sleep? On exercise? On diet? On work? On family? On pleasure? On TV? The list goes on, and it seems to be different for each person.
But what seems to remain the same, what seems to guide everyone through this muddle, is being able to study themselves with brutal honesty (track trends/changes in their behavior/outcomes, perform experiments based on the data and assess the results) and, of course, being disciplined enough to follow through on the evidence.
Musings, Volume 1, available on Amazon Kindle: Musings, Volume 1