Is greatness possible without obsession

Is greatness possible without obsession?

Recently I’ve watched Michael Jordan, J Balvin, and MrBeast documentaries. 📺

Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever. 🏀

J Balvin is one of the best-selling Latin music artists. 🎸

MrBeast is the most prominent figure on YouTube. 🎴

Hearing their stories, each was/is obsessed with their craft.

But there’s a hard truth.

Without that obsession, they wouldn’t have achieved the same greatness.

What struck me is how each’s craft energizes them. ⚡️⚡️⚡️

But is the amount of time spent doing something an issue if each loves what they do?

I’m a proponent of work-life balance.

However, there’s a distinction that often gets lost.

If you get fulfilled from what you do, you see it differently.

It’s your hobby.

Your passion.

Your mission.

I’ve been called obsessed.

But what’s wrong with…

Researching a topic I’m interested in rather than going out on a Saturday?

Listening to a business podcast instead of the radio?

Reading a book instead of watching Netflix after my daughter’s gone to bed?

Work-life balance doesn’t have to mean only spending 40 hours per week on your career.

It’s about equilibrium.

It’s prioritizing one’s career and one’s personal life.

I enjoy spending time with my daughter, working out, and going to events.

But I also enjoy researching on weekends, listening to podcasts, and reading business books. 📚

So yes, I “work” more than 40 hours per week.

But to me, it’s not work.

I can’t speak to the work-life balance of Jordan, J Balvin, or MrBeast.

But we shouldn’t pass judgment.

I find those that do, haven’t found their passion yet.

Do what fulfills you, and you’ll never work a day in your life.

BTW, what keeps you energized for the coming week?

#entrepreneurship #personaldevelopment #motivation #business #jobs #career #life

Do What Fulfils You, And You'll Never Work A Day In Your Life

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