There is a post on Found | Read that chronicles an entrepreneur who is so busy he doesn’t even make time for lunch.Ã‚Â His idea of a vacation is to do a round-the-world conference circuit so he can actually get out of the office.Ã‚Â This guy sounds like a go-getter on steroids.Ã‚Â It’s this “work is life” mentality that has allowed him to succeed as an entrepreneur (so the article says).
When asked as to what makes him push himself to past the limit every day, he responds with an honest truth.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t slow down. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t, because the truth is, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m terrified of failing.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Whenever your work is driven by fear, you’re not really happy.Ã‚Â No matter what you try to mask it with. It doesn’t sound like he’s enjoying his successes, because he doesn’t have enough time.Ã‚Â If he doesn’t have enough time for dinner, I doubt he has a wife, family, let alone much human interaction outside of work.
Here’s the worst part of all: If he slowed down to a manageable pace and worked smarter and not harder, he’d probably have the same, if not more, success. And he could have a personal life.
While the article goes on to say that fear is actually a good thing for success, which is pretty tragic in itself.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like a gift. The ultimate motivator.
Fear is never used for good, at least in the long run.
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