When I was young and fighting my way up the ladder I thought that putting in long hours was a good career move. Then my girlfriend put her foot down and I had to rethink. I realized that I was working slower, pacing myself like a marathon runner, to keep enough energy back to finish that twelve-hour day.
Once I decided that at 5pm sharp I was out of there I started working faster with more focus and got the same work done in less time. Plus I got home in time to play with the kids and was fresh enough for some romantic activity later on.
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