When enjoyment drops, performance follows. Everyone has a different threshold for how long they can maintain performance before enjoyment drops.
For me it was four years working 14-16 hour days, seven days a week.
But eventually enjoyment drops, and while performance can be maintained for a while with low enjoyment, eventually it drops too.
A smarter approach is to alternate high performance/high enjoyment with low performance/high enjoyment, because this allows you to stay at the top of your game.
So for the A-personalities that’s the reasoning behind why it’s worthwhile just having fun sometimes.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.