America is a Free Country But it’s Not Free

By Ehtan S. Auston - Last Updated July 7, 2020

Last night I was in a cab with a Russian cab driver.  After chatting with him for a few minutes, I yawned. He asked if I was tired.  I told him, “Yeah, a bit.  I work too much.”  His response blew my mind.  He told me from 2002 to 2011 he had worked every single day without a day off.  EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!  

He said, “America is a free country.  But it’s not free.”

In all my life, I’ve never found a good substitution for plain old hard work.  Granted, startups can sometimes feel like a grind when you’re working 12-16 hour days 6 or 7 days a week.  But no matter how hard you work, there will always be people out there working a helluva lot harder than you.  Sometimes a good reality check is just what you need to stay motivated.

Ethan is business graduate, who talks about gadgets, technology and startups. He's an exception track record in content creation and readers engagement and have been previously contributing to HBR, INC, Entrepreneur, and alike.
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