I don’t know about you, but I have a way of taking the “less is more” philosophy to heart. I am a total believer of the idea that if you put everything you care about aside, you will only realize your full potential. This is why I have been consistently learning to slow down, stop, and take a moment to rest. I don’t mean to sound preachy.
You can do a lot of things with less. It just takes a lot of time and energy to put into something that you really care about. I have my friends who are super successful in their fields and they are constantly trying to do more (and that’s great!). But it also takes an equal amount of time and energy to follow in their footsteps. You can also learn to put your goals aside and just focus on what you need more of, in your life.
I can’t imagine why anyone would want to put all their energy into something that will never be successful. But I do think that anyone who’s looking for a shortcut to the top of their career, or life-long goal, should look into doing something that feels like a shortcut. If your goal is to become the next “successful person”, then what you want is probably not the goal you need to be aiming for.
That’s a pretty good argument for doing what you want to do. I think it’s a mistake to feel like you have to be a certain way to do what you want to do. For instance, if you want to start a software company, then you are probably not going to be doing it in a way that is best for everyone.