You don't have to follow the status quo to make yourself happy. Be happy by doing what makes you happy.
Invest in yourself first. If you do not have the time or means to invest in yourself, something needs to be done about that. Priorities need to be changed.
Enjoy everyday, whether it's Monday or Saturday. Monday does not automatically have to be miserable. If it is, something needs to change about your life.
To get ahead, you must work when you don't have to. Sometimes for no money. Eventually though, you will get paid.
What happens from 9-5, during regular working hours is important. What is equally important is what happens from 5-9, during nonworking hours. What are you doing during these hours? Are you working on your goals? Are you spending quality time with family and friends? Are you taking care of yourself. Take the 5-9 hours to work on yourself.
Work hard and work well. Eventually you're work will speak for itself. Your work will not go unnoticed. At least not by the right people.
Take the time to do the things you love. Work hard and play hard. Whatever playing may mean to you. Life is too short to not enjoy it.
I saw this poster at a really good burger place in Vegas and I love what it says. Do your best to do things right the first time. Taking a little extra time at the beginning will save you time at the end.
Is what you are doing today creating for you a better tomorrow?
My full name is Ankit Shukla. I have been a RN for over six years. I am pursuing my dream of motivational speaking. I speak of the better life because we can all have a better life. I would love to help you!