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Stop Focusing on Work-Life Balance If You Want to Be Successful

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A quick Google search about important aspects of the workplace will result in many experts emphasizing the significance of a work-life balance. Most of us have heard that maintaining a work-life balance comes with a myriad of health and productivity-related benefits: stress reduction, burnout prevention and more.

Sure, if you work a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. office job, you can go home at night, take a bath and forget about work for 16 hours, and if that’s what makes you happy, then having a work-life balance is great. On the other hand, if you really want to succeed at what you do and be the best of the best in your niche, then work-life balance isn’t going to get you there.

Cue the angry comments saying how horrible I am for telling readers to give up on that balance in lieu of their dreams. But that’s just it. If your dreams and goals are important to you, then you’ve got to work for them. You’ve got to become obsessed with your goals in order to succeed. Giving up half your day to scroll through TikTok or watch Netflix is not going to get you anywhere........

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