Last year I moved into a big house, with a pool/hot tub and all that stuff, super stoked about how much better my life would be... when it all went down hill.
I realized I hated the house, didn't use the hot tub, and the maintenance on the pool was just driving me crazy.
So I decided to move back to my old city (Chesapeake/Virginia Beach) with my girlfriend, hoping that it was all for the better.
And so far... it's been hellish.
We had to leave the house early, were staying at my girlfriends moms house, and now we are at the new place.. but we still don't have internet.
3 weeks without an internet connection is TERRIBLE when your business/future relies on it.
And I was so busy with other things, I just gave up trying to go to Starbucks or some other place that has internet.
I gave up working, gave up worrying about my business, and didn't worry about anything for the last 3 weeks except moving, going to the gym, making my girlfriend feel comfortable, and seeing my family.
And to be honest...
It was well worth it.
See, in the big house that I had.. I NEVER saw my family, never saw my friends, and never really did anything.
It was terrible.. My expenses were so high and I wasn't even enjoying life. I wasn't getting to know new people (because there were only 4000 people in the town). And worst of all... I was miserable.
I'm back and I've got a whole new view into what direction I want to go, how much time I want to spend on this venture, and I've never felt better.
It's not about the house, cars, planes, and trains.. it's about enjoying life for what it is. And at the very foundation of it all.. friends & family are a REALLY big part.
And if you give up trying to see your family & friends because you're working too much... well then give up on working too much and pay attention to what's really important to you when you reach your goal.
Would you rather reach your goal alone? Or would you like to reach it with those that you love by your side?
Here's the thing though.. even though I have said the opposite throughout this post, never give up.
Never give up on your dreams, your goals, your family, your friends... Never give up on anything that you love.
Just give up on the things you don't love and be happy
You deserve it.