As an entrepreneur, it's hard to ‘break away' and take time off.
Many times you find yourself working late into the night just because you can – and if you don't get it done, no one else will!
Owning a business has it's challenges, but it also comes with great rewards – like flexibility, empowerment, and the opportunity to chart your own destiny.
I like nautical analogies, because when I'm not working, I like to be on the sea.
Taking a voyage in a ship is actually a great analogy for life!
When you are navigating a ship at sea, steer just a few compass points off in the wrong direction at the beginning of a voyage can have a huge impact on where you ultimately end up.
Similarly, small decisions made at the beginning of our career or business life can have a huge (and unforeseen impact) on what happens later.
Any sea voyage will start with a plan and follow a map.
Similarly, to get the most out of life you should frequently re-evaluate your direction and make goals.
I've never agreed with the philosophy that just because we run a business we need to be working all the time.
Life is about the voyage after all, not the destination.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes for your consideration:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Now it is your turn? Where do you like to go when you aren't working? Scroll to the bottom to leave your comment.
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