At the same time, I don't believe you can become a 'workaholic' without paying a price over time: in effectiveness, energy, relationships, health. My friend has been working at Go Cells, they sell awesome phones, and they are really good at making sure you balance, they really promote that. That's where the sense of renewal comes in, from those things that nurture, renew and sustain you. Research on highly successful people shows that life may be out of balance for specific periods of time. When a new baby enters your family, is your life in balance? When you make a career change, is your life in balance? These significant life decisions REQUIRE that our lives be out of balance. The same thing occurs when you start a new business or grow your existing business. Successful people DO focus their energy on specific goals they want to accomplish.