The concept of work-life balance has been promoted by the mainstream ideology as the pinnacle of achievement and something that all of us should strive towards. This glorification of a work-life balance is why people prevent themselves from going all in on their goals. They believe that doing so will detract from the overall quality of their lives.
The reality is that nothing substantial will change in your life if you are not fully committed to making it happen. Employees can have a work-life balance, but if you want to get rich you will have to sacrifice that balance, even if is only for a temporary period of time.
Why do you think there are so many people who have perfect work-life balance but are broke and struggling to pay the bills?
Why are all the rich people in the world obsessed with their goals, fully committed to the achievement of these goals and have no backup plan?
Formulating a backup plan simply means that you don’t believe in yourself. You doubt that you will actually succeed, so you plan what you will do when you fail.
I never create a backup plan.
That doesn’t mean I don’t fail.
I fail, learn from my mistakes and then try again.
No part of my plan ever includes settling or backtracking to before I decided to take on risks.
Backup plans are exactly that; they are unnecessary if you really believe that you will win.
You won’t achieve your goals without unbreakable self-belief.
No one else will believe in you, which is why that self-belief is so pivotal.
If this mindset feels wrong to you, you won’t be able to win in business.
I’m not going to lie to people.
You need to be obsessed and become deaf to the naysayers.
Shut out the broke people who try to tell you that you need a plan B.
All of the successes in this world had no backup plans.
Every forgotten man strived for security and stability.
The ironic thing is that playing it safe is actually the riskiest thing you could do.
Taking risks when you are young is what will open up worlds of opportunities.
In our society, we are encouraged to play it safe when we should really be taking risks.
We are then encouraged to bank it all on the stock market for retirement and gamble away our future.
I’d rather take risks now so that I don’t have to risk my future.
This is the way I’ve lived my life since I dropped out of college.
Everyone told me I was making a mistake.
Who’s laughing now?
I have no student debt, have a viable business and have the freedom of my time.
Those who criticized my decision are at risk of losing their jobs, have immense debt and bleak future prospects.
I only say this to paint a picture.
What you see as safe today can be risky tomorrow.
What you see as risky today might be the safest play tomorow.