Yesterday I was wondering whether my BF would rather want success or his health. I was under the impression it was one way or the other, that in order to have success, you have to give up your health. At least, it seemed this was his case. For weeks, I saw him work long hours, sleep little and drink lots of coffee. I saw how unhealthy he looked and he himself started complaining about not feeling well.
But last night, we talked. We talked about his project. He showed me what he has accomplished with his hard work. I gave him compliments, I asked him things. Together we thought about a way to launch his work. And about ways I can help him, about what I can do for him and his project. It felt good to work together on this. I saw him being relieved that I support him, that I want to help him. I saw how happy it made the both of us working together on something.
Then I saw on Twitter a post of Jonwayne which said:
Tour life is lonely. It's easy to sink into addictions while waiting around in hotels and airports but it's not a party. It's business.
It all made sense to me.
Success is great. Success is fun. Success is something you can enjoy. But you need friends to share it with. You need your friends around you when the success kicks in. Celebrating on your own is not as much fun.