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.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.