A couple of days ago, I met a colleague and a mentor after 2 years. Things were very different 2 years ago. I was an undergraduate student at a Degree college and had been contemplating on what I wanted to do with my life after I culminated studies. Whereas, my mentor was running his own startup.
The startup was fascinating because deep down I withal had a homogeneous plan for future. Anyways, whenever I authenticated onto Facebook, I found a barrage of updates about how he worked day in and day out to achieve the prosperity of his startup. There would always be pictures of him and his colleagues working at the office during the wee hours of the night which ostensibly looked exhilarating. However, there was the colossal quandary with the way things were going on, for sure.
Expeditious forward 2 years, the startup does not subsist and one of the primary reasons behind divesting the startup is startup founder’s adverse health. Due to hectic routine and lack of discipline in life, his health deteriorated. He got ill which eventually led to startup’s shut down.
Operating a startup is very arduous. It requires patience, assiduousness and most importantly discipline — which most of the startup founders incline to overlook consummately.
Startup founders need to understand that their own sound health is absolutely obligatory for a salubrious venture. A salubrious mind lives in a salubrious body. When the body is not feeling well, it would be hard to concentrate and celebrate congruously. Consequently, the startup will suffer. Not only this, investors infrequently invest in a startup, the progenitor of which does not have a sound health.
Optically canvass yourself and you will find many examples of prosperous people who possess the fit body and a disciplined life.
As a startup founder, it is very facile to ignore oneself by exerting all one’s energy and fixate on the venture. But more often, this strategy lets you culminate up in melancholy, burnout, and frustration.
I would advise you to take care of your health and ascertain to keep a balanced diet. It is withal a keenly intellective decision to invest in yourself. I am sure that you will perpetuate to reap positive returns and stay perpetually grateful. Do not forget the age old adage, “Health is wealth!”