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When Commitments Clash

The truth is, commitments in our lives are not always complementary. When they clash, we are often forced to choose. And since there is no prescribed way that works for everyone, we have to stop and do some serious soul-searching. Many women who are highly-qualified professionals have given up their careers to take care of their children.

In many ways, they also gave up their financial independence, their professional identities, their prospects for the future. But what probably keeps them home is a conscious notion that this would make the greatest difference to their children. And if it entails quitting their high paying jobs, then so be it.

At the end of the day, there are those who go through life moving from one job or relationship to another because they've never stopped to reflect on what's important in their lives; and there are those who do know, and who seek to simply, unclutter and give 100 per cent only to things they believe in. Saying 'no' to things that don't matter (and to not feel guilty about it) is one of the most liberating experiences one can have. At the very least, it is a commitment to self.


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