You don't know what you have until it's gone

May 13, 2016

It’s easy to take things for granted when you live in the richest country in the world. It’s in our culture to have the best of everything and expect nothing less.

I think it’s a healthy thing to want more, to expect more. I don’t want to stay in the same place my entire life. I want to grown and have things grow around me. But, That’s no excuse to neglect or forget the most important things in my life. I can’t get caught up in the dream if there is no balance.

Every important area of my life deserves the same amount of appreciation, tenacity, and hustle that I put towards my ventures. I can’t use all of my energy and attention in one place, it needs to be spread across all of the things that are important to me. Things like my wife, family, my health, my spirituality, my friendships and social interactions. They all matter, and they all come together to form a great life if you don’t allow them to go to the wayside.

It would be tragic for me to lose one of those things just because I want to grow in a business/monetary sense. Imagine if I let my relationship with Hannah go astray, or my friends or co-workers or my health. All of those things would be terrible. And for what? So I could try to grow faster myself?

There is a definite balance that needs to be struck during this growing period. It is pertinent that I pay close attention to all areas of my life. It’s not enough to focus on only the things that will make me grow. That’s selfishness at its core.