@fumbor Maybe good if it works, but your 20s don’t come back either. The social lessons you don’t learn because of that will then also take time out of your thirties.
Then there’s reality. Becoming really rich always goes hand in hand with managing people (besides rather rare exceptions), managing people means interactions. Pleasant interactions arise from being content. They don’t happen when one is stressed out of his mind. Remember that the money hierarchy is embedded in the social hierarchy. People who make loads of money usually know and can deal with loads of different people. It’s not something you should set aside just to get the feeling you are pushing as hard as you can.
I’ve lost 3 years of my life with this mindset that I should push as hard as I can. Yes, I was the best at my university (at least top 5 every year), but I missed out on a fucking lot. I’m 100% sure I could’ve been as good and have had fun, but this mindset of always pushing was the thing that didn’t make it happen. I was so obsessed with improving with gym, university, diet, girls, that my “inner game” was completely fucked. The book of pook was one of the revelations that helped me to stop. Best decision I ever made.
Life is more about balance because what you do has to be sustainable. Get your work, gym, social life, sleep in such a balanced order that you can do it years on end, that’s the way to happiness and success in my opinion. You’ll improve simultaneously in every aspect of your life and you’ll enjoy the ride.
Clearly it’s also a good thing to sometimes push a few months at a time in one specific area. Allocate resources when needed. But committing to throw away a decade of your life is not a way I would go down. Even if it sounds cool and hardcore.Read More