Pick two out of three, because you can’t have them all:
1) A full time job
2) An active social life
3) A diligent exercise schedule
At least this is what a friend of mine was theorizing, and I’m prone to agree with her. I guess it’s not a zero sum problem because you could pick one and have half-assed versions of the other two. People certainly work full time, exercise and go out. But don’t they always lament that the exercise cuts into their fun time or that their social engagements eat into their exercise time? It’d be nice if I could just give up the full time job, but I’m not an heiress or an oil tycoon, so work, work, work it is. At least until I figure out how to survive without food, shelter, and new DVDs.
The “pick two out of three” idea actually came from a speaker at a conference I went to a couple years ago. He said you can always get a job is you have at least 2 out of 3 qualities:
1) You’re excellent at what you do
2) You’re always on time
3) You’re really nice.
For instance, you can get away with being late to work if people like you and you rock your job. Or, if you’re a real asshole, people will put up with you if you are good at your work and aren’t late.