The big picture often trumps all.
Look at your annual budget when deciding your monthly budget. Filing for a tax extension because you procrastinated actually takes more time because of the additional filing. That’s about five minutes you took from your year that you could have spent better reading the Bible or watching baseball.
When people stonewall, it’s really annoying and frustrating and… You know what, it’s not that big of a wall. Only petty people stonewall because only petty people care. The same goes for insults and gossip and anything.
The big picture prioritizes money, time, strategy, and friendship.