The career is the goal. The way to get to the career is through the work. It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you can move forward. Money is the consequence of the work, it is energy. Money flows from hand to hand, helping people communicate. It is a medium, a concept, and should not be the focus or the goal.
The career is the goal. There are benefits of having the career. Not all careers offer the same benefits, and the benefits can sometimes be intangible. Having more time, enjoying what you do, knowing your family is taken care of are benefits.
Leave enough room to think. Leave enough room to breathe. Remember how powerful you are when you’re alone, uninterrupted, and allowed to chase down “idle” thoughts.
Growing hurts, but it’s meant to stretch you out of old thought processes and adopt new ones. Abandon approval seeking – you already either have it, or you don’t, and you don’t have to swing the fence-sitters. That’s energy better spent elsewhere.
Find a voice. You don’t have to wait until you’re so angry that your inner Hulk shows up.
Don’t obsess about how others are going to feel. You can’t predict or control their inner Hulk, but if it shows up, maybe they weren’t your friends to begin with.
On that note, letting go of those “friends” is like ripping off a Band-aid – worst at first.
When you’re working, set everything else aside. When you’re not working, don’t work.
It’s okay to be sick, or hurt, or just not want to. You’ll get the momentum back.
Time is not the enemy. Time is your friend.
Money is not the enemy. Money is a tool.
Balance isn’t permanent, in three dimensional space it’s tensegrity.