As a young worker, I learnt the value of doing things I hated, until I became skilled enough and financially self sufficient enough to dictate the things I preferred doing instead.

The time period between those two states, should be as short as you can possibly make it.

If it takes too long to make the transition, you will suffer. The reason is, if everyday, you consistently do things you dislike, you will need to deploy increasing amounts of emotional energy to sustain excellence. You will come home drained and frustrated. Even though you have a goal in mind, the longer it takes to achieve it, the more despondent you may become.

After a while, all the emotional energy you’re deploying will eat away your health, peace and happiness.

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