I’m a workaholic…yeah I said it…so what?
You see, my “workaholism” is a potent mixture of tension and serious activity, either induced by me or other people. But then there’s also some worry and stress which I don’t exactly like.
It’s not as if I hate what I do. I don’t. But I’d like to love it more.
On July 1, 2017, a doctor said my Blood pressure was high for my age (I’m 26 as of writing this) and the next thing that crossed my mind was, “at least if I had a million dollars, that would justify it. But I don’t! What in the world am I doing to myself?”
I don’t have a multi million dollar business. I don’t have a church with a million souls. I don’t have mentees who I coach daily. I’m not even married yet.
So what the heck am I doing?
The crude answer is, I don’t know. And I would like to remove myself from the farce of saying,
“It’s all a means to an end. One day, you’ll get there. Just pay the price for now…keep consistent late nights and work so your cells and brain don’t have enough time to recuperate. Carry the burden of those who care about you and those who don’t on your shoulders so you can cut your lifespan in half. Worry about where the next paycheck will come from so that by 30, your BP will be at 180. Spend several hours doing meaningless work so that when you look back in the next 6 months, you wouldn’t have made much progress. And then work yourself to death so that when you’re actually dead, you’ll be able to make up for lost time by doing all the exciting things you didn’t do in your early years.”
That makes a lot of sense.
It’s really about work-life balance, with a tint of excitement.
I got stuck in building my business that I forgot to write. Now I’m coming back baby.
This blog is simply my way of sharing ideas on how to accomplish more in life regardless of how much work we have to do. It’s also a check to help me write daily, hoping I don’t drop dead. No sales pitches, no gunpoint offers. Just ideas to help you (and I) do meaningful work.
This is like a daily diary where I make conscious effort to learn the things I’ve always wanted to learn, build the business I’ve always wanted to build, actually enjoy my hobbies, use my gifts more, rest more, touch lives in a magnitude I’ve never done before and reach where God wants me to be, without doing the thinking for Him. I’m done with that.
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