In an article on USA Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella relates an anecdote that changed his approach to work:
Nadella credits his work attitude to a former Microsoft boss, Doug Burgum, currently the governor of North Dakota. “He said you’re going to spend more time at work than you will with your kids, so it had better have that deeper meaning,” Nadella recalls. “It was a turning point for me personally at work.”
And they’re right.
We work hard, and we work long. For what?
Having piles of money in the bank won’t buy us more than — you know, whatever it can buy us.
Are you happy, though? Because that’s where the hard work, and the big reward, comes from.