What limits our achievements?

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I had an opportunity to hear Ferran Soriano (CEO of Manchester City FC) talking about techniques for managing soccer team, and the relevant implications to the general business world. During the talk he quoted(*):

We can do anything - but we can't do everything.

The above suggests that you won't be able to do everything at the same time - which makes a lot of sense.

Even when you have everything required - the skills, the time, the resources - all the basics, you'll need to make priorities, and focus - and realize that many times achieving one goal will come at the expense of another. No free meals. No shortcuts.

So we can't do everything.