March 9, 2018, my first child had arrived! My wife and I are very proud parents of our new baby boy. Prior to the arrival of our baby, I spent 5-6 days a week at the gym, worked 60-80 hours a week including both my career as an engineer and working on my business and investments, went to dinner at least once a week with my wife, and hung out with friends frequently. Of course, things are going to change when a new baby joins your family, but I want to make sure the important things do not change.
I have created a list of important activities I want to maintain as shown here:
There will be sacrifices I need to make, but do not want to sacrifice these four items because they are important to me. I still have career aspirations and life goals I want to achieve. It would be a poor decision to give up on my goals due to the arrival of a new baby. My life is changing and will change further because of my new son. To still reach my goals, I may just need to put a little bit more effort into the important things to stay on track. Remember, excuses are the kryptonite of success.