People tend to romanticize overworking.
- ‘Hustle every day’
- ‘You’ll sleep when you’re dead’
- ‘Work today so you can retire rich’
- ‘ABC: Always be closing’
- ‘Wake up at 3:00am, and be ahead of the game’
- ‘Time is money’
The issue: work is only one small piece of your entire life.
Some other pieces that exist:
Dropping everything you’re working on isn’t the solution. Simply avoid becoming a work-machine, endlessly turning inputs into outputs.
Relieve the pressure to perform and you’ll see an improvement in your quality of work. Decrease the stress and exhaustion, and your reward will be an increase in creativity and focus.
An easy way to get started is to create a mindset goal. A place where you’d like your mind to be set when you’re working.
My personal mindset goal?
Always be in a place where I can just have fun with it. Once I shift my mindset to just having fun, the true work reveals itself.
If I stop having fun, I take a break. If I can’t have fun, the work’s not for me.
Shift your mindset –> Create –> Fulfill yourself & others