Cheap, Fast, or Great

One of my former bosses reminded us a few times that we could do things Cheap, Fast, or Great. We could even do them Cheap & Fast, Cheap & Great, or Fast & Great, but we could not do them Cheap, Fast, & Great.

There are tradeoffs everyone has to make in life. Unless you are Superman or Wonder Woman you probably don’t have the time or energy to be a great employee, boss, spouse, parent, friend, cook, handyman, and entertainer. You’ve made a choice, consciously or sub-consciously, to put some things ahead of others. Keep this in mind and make a conscious decision about which things you are putting before others.