Elon Musk revealed the true toll his work is having on his mental and physical health. He often works several days in a row without leaving the office, hasn’t taken a vacation since 2001, and relies on Ambien to help him sleep.
Musk is not alone. Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 A.M. to stay on top of his workload. Mark Cuban stayed up until 2 A.M. constantly and didn’t take a vacation for seven years when he started his first business. Jeff Bezos worked 12 hour days, seven days a week, to start Amazon. The list goes on.
Does it have to be this way? Is working until til you drop even a good idea?