I was reading The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday recently, and while pretty much everything he spoke about resonated very strongly with me there was one part, in particular, admitting you can do more.
And I did have to admit that to myself, I could definitely be doing more and trying a little harder at my work.
I’d gotten really into the Four Hour Work Week Style lifestyle (though not quite that sparse) of only doing about 3 hours a day of actual work, I didn’t waste the rest of the time, instead choosing to spend it on hobbies and other interests, but it’s not as fulfilling as it was when I was going all out to chase the goal of this lifestyle (go figure) so it’s time to change.
For me at least, I think that trying harder at my work and putting in full days of effort will leave me more fulfilled, and if it doesn’t? I’ll just try something else.