“Money isn’t everything” is typically a line I hear people say when they don’t have money and think that money wouldn’t help them. After many years of working like crazy, I’ve come to some realizations and it really starts with that line. I think that it’s taken me a long time to come to this realization, others would say that I’ve been lucky in coming to this realization quickly!
I’ve been a workaholic and when I’ve been self-employed, I have gotten paid on the number of hours I work. So, there was always an incentive for me to work more as I got paid more. Over the course of the last 7 months, I’ve done a lot of thinking and have come to the conclusion that the extra work is only bringing me extra money and nothing more. I kind of dread doing the extra work now that I have had a very enjoyable contract for the last 7 months.
My wife commented to me today that I’m much more relaxed. I’m really liking my new attitude; this, of course, doesn’t change my work ethic, but gives me a better balance between work and life.