Or → And/Then

If you think about all the decisions you make in a day, most of them are: “Should I do this or that?”
This, of course, doesn’t just apply to the day-to-day decisions but also bigger ones.
Opportunity cost is real, but too often is overrated. Sometimes you can’t do two things at the same time. You can’t be physically in two places simultaneously. However, there are certain projects or life situations where you can do two things at the same time.
I’m not talking about multitasking. I’m talking about managing your schedule so you can do whatever it is that you want to do.
There’s also another possibility, which is to do one project, then the other one. It’s like when you want to order something for lunch. You don’t hesitate for too long whether to buy the salad or the pasta, at some point you’ve got to decide what you’re gonna have for lunch. If you go with the pasta, you can choose the salad for dinner, or tomorrow’s lunch.
You’re not going to be crushed because the pasta wasn’t as good as the salad. You choose and try.
The thing is, you take action. You choose something. That’s the point.
It seems we’re hardwired to choose one thing or the other. And as a result, when picking projects, Resistance shows up and back you off so you can’t start doing something.
Sometimes you can’t choose both options. But most of the times you can do both things at the same time, or pick one, and then the other. It’s about doing the work, not thinking about which one you should go with.
At some point you’ve got to eat your lunch.