Most people have never thought through how they’re going to allocate their time. You need to make a decision in advance. I never work on Saturday. I don’t ever work on Sunday either. If you make that decision on a macro level once, when all the incremental decisions arise on an incremental basis, life is easier.

In a company you have a lot of different businesses. As a manager you ask, “Which products are we going to invest our capital into?” It’s called the resource allocation process. In our personal lives we have a lot of businesses going on. I have a profession, I’m a father, a spouse, a good member of my community. How much of my time and energy can I allocate to each of those things? What I allocate becomes the strategy I have for my family, and everything else.

– Clayton Christensen