Updated: Mar 30, 2022
It can be difficult to reflect on a lifetime of behaviours that make you - you. High-achiever, always busy, always impressing, ahead of the curve, hard-working, getting promotions and being incentivised to push more and get further up the ladder.
''This is just my personality - how I've always been'' - I hear many entrepreneurs say. And I can see why one can struggle to see the big picture and make the distinction between being driven and hard-working and being a workaholic.
If you're not working and doing - then what are you, what's your value in this world?
Working gives us so much purpose, focus, distraction, excitement, it's its own category of ''high''. That's why so many people love Mondays.
Check out and take the quiz below, see if you might be a workaholic.
Thank God! It's Monday! - Jim Carrey in Mr. Popper's Penguins
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