Entrepreneurs work a lot. It comes with the territory. Whether you're working a day job and handling your side gig on nights and weekends, or you're 100% dedicated to your online business, your passion and dedication can drive you to work long hours on your projects.
Sometimes, you're a workaholic out of sheer passion. You love what you do, you're motivated, and there's nothing else you'd rather do with your time.
But this isn't always the case, and it's pretty common for people to overwork themselves because they feel pressured to do so. We live in a culture that sees hard work as a virtue, and for good reason.
But are you spending so much time working that you're missing out on the other parts of your life? Are you overworking yourself for the wrong reasons — jealousy, pride, personal inadequacy, societal pressure, and other negative factors that can prevent you from being happy in your life?
We only get so much time on this planet, and the older you get, the more quickly time seems to pass you by. Human life is a rich tapestry of experiences — your job, your family life, your hobbies, your friends, your love life, and more.
There's a lot more to life than work, and for entrepreneurs, it can be all too easy to forget this fact.
In a recent blog post, Jon Loomer of Jon Loomer Digital has an eloquent and straightforward take on the subject.
Life’s too short for that mess…
Entrepreneurship can easily become a game, if you’ll let it. You’re always watching the Joneses, trying to keep up and do what they do. They brag of their riches, accomplishments and beachside views. Jealousy and envy bring out the worst in you.
Life’s too freaking short for that…
The minute you celebrate this month’s record-breaking results, they are no longer good enough. You’re on to do better next month. And then next month. You’re never satisfied, and feel the pressure of doing more and more.
Life’s too short not to enjoy it…
You can read more over at Jon Loomer Digital.