We’re constantly bombarded with the message that we need to do more, be more, work harder, push ourselves to the max and not take our foot off the pedal until we’ve made it.
Hustle. Grind. Sleep. Repeat.
But is that really the best way?
Lately I’ve been taking a lot of time to visualize my ideal life. If you haven’t done this before, I’d challenge you to take 10 minutes out of your day to sit in silence and ask yourself what your ideal day would look like. What time would you wake up? Where would you be? Who would you be with? What would you do in the morning? How much money would you be making? What would you be working on? How would you FEEL?
Imagining your ideal day doesn’t have to be this mystical, ambiguous dream that will never turn into reality. It can actually be your life. My question is, though, is the only way to achieving that by becoming a relentless workaholic and sacrificing every other part of your life? I felt like that’s what I was always told I had to do. But now I disagree.
My new goal is to build a business that is as life-giving to me as I am to it. A business that allows me to focus on other areas of life I am passionate about and not feel guilty if I’m not thinking about my to-do list 24/7. Something that is sustainable in the long-term and allows me to build it around my life, and not the other way around.
It’s saddening to me when I see amazing women sacrificing pieces of their soul and constantly living in their masculine in pursuit of their goals because they feel like that’s the only way. How incredible would it be to see more women having both: experiencing both success and a social life. Living in alignment with their purpose and feeling energized by their work more days than not. Avoiding burnout. Setting boundaries. Saying “yes” only to what excites them. Delegating. Outsourcing. Flourishing in the creative and the administrative. Building something they can sustainably operate and run long-term.
I don’t believe building with ease and flow over hustle and grind is too good to be true.
While every day won’t be perfect, I believe being intentional with your efforts and choosing how you want your long-term lifestyle to look will go so much farther than grinding it out day to day and losing a part of yourself in the process.