What You Do Outside of Work Matters
And now to the big one: letting go of work itself. As much as those people on Twitter with tens of thousands of followers and verified accounts are telling you to keep hustling, to be on top of your game, and perhaps even wake up at 4:00 a.m. in order to be as successful as the world’s richest CEOs, don’t be fooled: they’re just trying to sell you something. You need to look after yourself.
In this chapter we’ve already covered a myriad of ways in which letting go can benefit you: from delegation, to not worrying about outcomes that you can’t control, to better managing your capacity, and also by creating the conditions for your R-mode brain to discover new connections, patterns, and innovations.