“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”
– Elbert Hubbard
Weekends are for people in cubicles
Working for yourself is like fighting in a boxing match with unlimited rounds. There’s no clear ending. Five o’clock on Friday afternoon might as well be nine in the morning on a Monday. While a lot of gurus love to pretend that being an entrepreneur is easy and effortless, you’ll actually spend a lot more time working than someone with a normal job. If you want to succeed you are going to have to be dedicated.
A real life example:
On Saturday I’d made well over a hundred dollars before noon. Two of my clients paid me for a handful of articles that I’d written and I received a good-sized check from a real life customer. Rather than running out the door to go squander my money and celebrate the weekend, I decided to bunker down and finish up all the other projects that I still had.
I ended up working until the wee hours of the morning. While every other 21 year-old in America was out doing dollar shots and complaining about how much they hated finals, I was inside cranking out content.
Why working is good for you:
Most people are dopes. They waste 40 hours a week in some depressing dump they hate so that they can live in lame subdivision and go home to watch 17 of their 189 television channels. When Friday night rolls around they thrown on a pair of cargo shorts and waddle to the nearest Chili’s in hopes of “getting lucky.”
Not going out on the weekend might sound like something that’s anti-social or “weird,” but it’s good for you. If two Saturday nights a month mean the difference between writing a book or drinking domestic beer at a sausagefest, stay in and get the book done. Most people’s concept of “fun” is actually pretty lame anyway. Getting let off the plantation for 48 hours so that you can waste your paycheck isn’t exactly something that anyone should aspire for.