Around a week back i was meeting my friend after a long time. Maybe 2 years if memory serves me correct. During that meeting my phone was continuously ringing after 3-4 minutes,
After about an hour my friend said to be “You really should take a vacation/rest. You work 24*7 man. Chill out a bit and enjoy life a bit”.
I did not reply to him just smiled and continued to eat my food. After about two hours i was at home and he once again messaged me out of the blue – chill down a bit and take vacations.
Amused i again just put my phone down and continued doing my stuff. However, it got me thinking about what he was trying to say. It was in that instance i realized that what he was suggesting and why it would not work for me.
See there is one little known secret all highly successful people know.
This one little secret is what makes one either a billionaire or a slave swapping cards from 9-5 daily.
One secret that no one talks about because it appears weird or maybe even wild.
So what is this little known secret?
IT IS THAT I ABSOLUTELY DISLIKE TAKING HOLIDAYS TO “REJUVENATE” FROM MY WORK.
See i do what i want. I do not answer to HR nor to incompetent fools who tell me how to dress and comb my hair.
I love what i do. I play a game everyday , each fucking second and minute of my life is spent on my mission and my goals. To me working late nights and again start working early mornings is not work- it is a bliss in disguise.
To me it is like eating a exquisite tasting dish at a fancy uptown restaurant. Imagine now some dumb ass comes along your path and tells you to stop eating for a few minutes to visit some stupid “garden”or some shit saying it will chill me out. In this context his -chilling me out- implies that i am eating bad food and need sort of a break. I do not know from where this guy came from but i can assure you that i do not want/need to visit anywhere while i am eating what i love.
Now replace that eating part with my work and that is how i feel about my work. There is nothing more i would like more to do than do what i am doing currently.
Vacations and picnics are there to distract common folks from the 9-5 jive and work 5 days/ rest 2 days mentality. I have zero issues with anyone having this lifestyle but for me my work is like a big long ass vacation from which i hardly take breaks. Small picnics, outing are not there for me to “chill out or escape from some hellish job.” For me outings etc are just a way to celebrate milestones by which i stay happy.
simple difference is given the choice most people would happily spend weeks on Timbuktu or some place while i would happily continue doing what i do now.
For the life of me i can not understand when someone says they want to take a vacation to forget about their job for some time. For the life of me i can not understand why the fuck would i ever be in such a work where i feel the need to run away from work and find bliss somewhere else.
Remember guys, all the highly successful people in their life are “always on”so as to speak.
When you and your work become so closely associated that taking breaks from your work sounds blasphemous to you is when you have found your true calling…your true path so ax to speak.
So the next time when you feel all jubilant when your little buddies at workplace plan some”vacation”take a cold hard deep calculating outlook on the work you are in currently.