The idea that, without “hustle”, without throwing away nights and weekends, without putting your life on hold for your work, you’ll somehow be more successful, more productive, is ridiculous to me, yet continues to be pushed by participants in our industry left and right. This is, quite simply, insane.
Well said. The oft-mocked French have this right: spend time doing other things, including nothing at all. It doesn’t matter how much you love your work; spending twelve hours a day, six days a week doing it is absolutely ridiculous.