Last night, I pulled an all-nighter for the first time since grad school and…. it was challenging to say the very least.
Before I proceed, this is not a post encouraging sleep deprivation. Okay?
I pulled an all-nighter to work on something that will help me break free from the 9-5 grind. Notice I didn’t say it would free me from work. I believe that part of being a human being is to contribute, in some small way, to society if we are able.
See…. Having a job is not something I enjoy. I don’t mind working. I don’t mind taking on tasks and projects.
What I do mind is having another human being control my time. To me, there’s something disgusting about someone else being able to dictate when I can take some time to vacation with my spouse or travel to visit my friends and family.
I crave freedom. In the past, I’ve experienced the freedom of working on my own terms. It has taken me a while but I am on my way back to that place.
What’s the point?
The point of this post is simple. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a little on the front end to get what you desire. You may lose a little sleep from time to time or miss out on fun activities that don’t align with your goals. It sucks, but it’s a part of the path.
I encourage you all to choose where you want your life to go and then decide what price you’re willing to pay to get there.
Only you can decide what’s worth it.