May 24, 2021
Hustle with balance
Being constantly busy is overrated. I say this while lying on my couch alternating between reading and watching YouTube videos. I’ve been here for a while and honestly, I don’t see the need to get up until it’s time to go to bed.
It’s not laziness. There’s real value in this chill time. When 5 O’clock rolls around during the week, it’s time to recharge.
And that’s exactly what it is, recharging the mind and body. A very necessary component of not only a healthy lifestyle but the pursuit of anything requiring focus and effort to succeed.
To be sure, the Internet and YouTube are filled with examples of people preaching the benefits of a 24/7 mindset.
It’s the “Hustle” mentality. It’s up at 4am, a cold shower to start the day, and not calling it quits until 11pm. The message is, “if you want to succeed and reach your goals, you have to put in an insane amount of work. At all costs.”
This is a true statement, in part. Anything worth accomplishing requires some effort on our part.
But it’s leaving out one important component; there’s more than one way to get to where you want to go. In fact, it’s entirely possible to succeed and accomplish a great deal in life without burning yourself out.
Take the time you need, relax, and be a bum every now and then. It does the body good.
“The people who got you here won’t get you there.” Me
There’s a problem that occurs when you want to move to another level in your life or try new things; your friends and family, over the years, have pigeon holed you into a strict definition of who they believe you are.
As a result, those around you don’t always see that you’ve changed and now have new aspirations. In their eyes, you aren’t who you once were and that, for some reason, bothers them.
So, it’s important not to look to them for approval or acceptance. They may shake their heads, think what you’re doing is stupid, or consider it a complete waste of time. Screw ‘em, I say. I mean be nice, but in your own head, screw ‘em.
Put your blinders on and move forward, no matter how much you have to change to get there.
Have a great start to the week,