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joshua-johnson-thumbnailI was 23 when I determined to live the life of an entrepreneur. Like many, I was seduced by the idea of independent wealth, “owning my time”, and changing the world (all in the same breath, of course). These goals alone were not my vice. How I pursued them and the beliefs I acted out while driving toward success have often led me off course. I always believed that if I just worked harder and longer hours that it would equal a greater chance of success. While a diligent work ethic is important for our character and provision, I realized that too much of a good thing can also be destructive.

Have you heard that story of the woman who died from drinking too much water?

In essence, water intoxication occurs when a person drinks so much water that the other nutrients in the body become diluted to the point that they can no longer do their jobs. I believe this is a lot like the American work culture. We strive so hard for success, wealth, and sometimes fame, that we lose sight of the other necessary nutrients that give us life.