The story is not new and one I talk about a lot here on Mindset Hackers: The dopamine treadmill.
Obsessing over the next commission, promotion or opportunity. Hopelessly focused on reaching the next level of success or hitting a moving target of satisfaction.
When you are on the treadmill, you are missing out on life. The sunrise, the air, the music, the food, the touch, the senses all become desensitized.
You focus on things in the future, you focus on things in the past, but you miss out on the present, which is the only place you should be.
Bobby Dysart, author of The 5 Buckets: The Framework For Living With Intention and host of the School of Intention Podcast describes his story of being successful, by the standard metrics, before Covid disrupted his new start up business and left him with half of his clients.
During a weekend retreat, he was able to connect with himself and others on a different level, and help give him the guidance that he needed to find the truest...
Myths of Hustle and Grind culture:
Busy-ness is the same as productivity
Time is money
I have to work hard to succeed
If it's urgent I need to act all frantic
I don't have enough time
What is Busy-ness? It's a feeling of stress, overwhelm, lack of time, rushing around, all associated with trying to GSD.
The crazy thing is you can still feel Busy-ness even when you aren't GSD.
And GSD can be done more effectively without Busy-ness.
If you want to always be stressed out running full speed on the hamster wheel, missing out on life, always chasing, count me out H&G culture.
It's time to break through some of the myths of the hustle and grind culture and take back your own life before you spend the entire time on the dopamine treadmill and miss out on all the beauty in life.
Check out me and Bobby Dysart on the Student of Intention Podcast where we go deep on so many mindset topics.