Focus on OutputThere have been a lot of recent debates in the tech world concerning “working hard.”
There have been a lot of recent debates in the tech world concerning “working hard.”
The TL;DR is that one side believes that “overworking” is a bad thing, while the other finds it necessary for success.
My take (though no one asked): focus on output.
I think you should focus on output and compare that to whatever it is you are optimizing for. Do whatever it takes to get to your output goal.
Some people have a “better” output when they work all day everyday, including the weekends.
Other people have a “better” output when they work four days a week, and go out every weekend.
The truth is that there is no best method to getting the output that you want.
You may want to optimize for having fun, or making a lot of money, or having a huge impact on the world. Each of those desired outcomes is unique to you and your personal goals. No one can force you to chase any of those.
Figuring out the schedule/routine that works for you is really important. It is not a static answer, but rather something that evolves as you grow.
My personal thoughts, as I am learning more and more about how I operate and what I want out of life, are that:
– no substitute for hard work
– enjoy the journey as much as the end result because the end result is rarely that satisfying
– the world changes quickly, so be ready to adapt.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.