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.
Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
Is it meeting specification?
“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
Dissatisfaction is a common state for entrepreneurs.
Fear of failure is a common reason many people don’t start things.
Failure is inevitable.