Show #03: The Lie of "Sacrifice Everything Now To Have It All Later"
With: Deryl Sweeney
Topic: Sacrifice Everything Now To Have It All Later - fact or myth
I love Timehop! If you’re unfamiliar, it’s an app that shows me all of the photos and social media posts I made on a specific day over the years. Some of these things go back over a decade for me. I love reliving the memories that I’ve made with friends, my wife and our boys.
Or I should say, fairly often, I get embarrassed (yes I’m the only one who sees them) when I see posts from years past. I used to post about work. A Lot!
Back then, I took so much pride in working hard. I’d often post about getting to the office before sunrise and leaving after sunset, 12-14 hour days and working on weekends. #GRIND
I bought into the idea that if I just outworked everyone else, my life would be perfect… eventually. I told myself over and over that I had to work harder than everyone else now so that I could live better than everyone else later.
There may be similar messages rolling around in your head. As I type this, I’m currently living my best life, building multiple businesses and stacking up wins personally and professionally.
Very little of today’s success has anything to do with how hard I worked or how much I sacrificed back then.
What I want to convey is that you don’t have to choose. You can experience success right now at work and at home. The myth of having to settle now to have it all later will keep you stuck in the idea that happiness is always a month, a year or a decade away. You can break out of this thinking to live your best life and build your best business today!
In this video, I break down this dangerous myth and how to free yourself from it.