Work and life and are to be enjoyed. Because of this you must always take care when choosing a career as you will be spending most of your life there.
To succeed in business, you need be happy with your work so that it becomes your hobby and not an obsession.
When you really enjoy what you do, the day goes quickly. It provides immense happiness, contentment, satisfaction, and, of course, financial rewards. These feelings will rub off on your family and friends, as they will be a part of your success, allowing them to also enjoy your “hobby.”
A contented business person will have the perfect situation; a supportive family and friends.
Working in a job that brings no satisfaction is like having a tooth pulled every day; very painful. I have always advocated that a job must be one you really look forward to because you spend more time there than you do in any other place.
If you wake up on a Monday morning saying, “Back to work,” stay in bed and find another job that inspires you.
Consider the time you spend at work and relate this to the time you spend at leisure, or at home. For example, you have a 9–5 job where you spend 40 hours a week.
You wake up, let’s say, at 7 a.m. to get ready and leave home at 8 a.m. to get to work. That means on an average day, you have one hour at home in the morning.
You then spend one hour traveling to work and eight hours at work, plus one hour returning home, so ten hours a day is spent in connection with your job.
You arrive home at 6 p.m., you then have options. You can eat at home, watch TV, and go to bed at 10 p.m., which gives you four hours awake at home. The remainder of the night you are sleeping. You could come home and go out for the evening and return at 10 p.m. Either way, you are spending more time at work than at home.
This is the reason why I say get a job that you really enjoy, since that is where you will be spending most of your time when you are awake.
Success comes from being happy with your life and yourself. If you are not happy and become a success in business, it will provide money and possibly misery. Yes, I know some say it is better to be sad and rich than happy and poor. I hope you do not have to find out if this is true.
All I can add is that none of us were put on this Earth to be sad and unhappy, because that is a very lonely existence.