For The Busy Entrepreneur: Finding the Rhythm of Joy and Peace

Tamara Dewi Gondo Soerijo
4 min readOct 30, 2020
Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash

There is a strange idea propagated in the world that an important and successful person is always busy. Another strange idea is that material success is the measure of greatness. As an entrepreneur, others know how busy you are and you like being known as busy. Entrepreneurs fall prey to identifying themselves by how busy they are and how much money they earn.

We are obsessed with hurry. We think things can go wrong quickly if we stop to rest. And are restless with rest.

The result is that many rushes around in a frenzy, trying to give the appearance that they are busy and earning a lot of money. The cost of such a lifestyle is the loss of necessary consistency and rhythm in our lives. The irony is, busy entrepreneurs who are running 160 mph don’t even know what they are losing in the process of achieving their dreams.

When one has lost the rhythm of rest, work, community, and self-reflection, one often loses one’s very self — the truest and deepest desires, talents, dreams, and needs.

Rhythm is important. Creation is ordered by rhythm and rhythm brings forth life. We learn about rhythm from nature. The cycles of darkness, cold of winter, give way to the warmth, joy, and new life in Springtime. Amongst the trees too, there is a whole process of growth, development, and fruition.

Each of us must find our own rhythm, the rhythm that allows us to thrive. the rhythm of life ensures our health and wellbeing — physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually

Nature teaches us about ourselves: that great thing is achieved little by little. Discover the rhythm of life and align your life with this rhythm; The more you do, the more you will enjoy peace and prosperity. Rhythm is powerful, just look at the waves that wash upon the shores. You don’t see the erosion with the first wave or second, but over the years you realize the steady waves are wearing the rock down.

I recently reflected upon my days that are always in a rush. I talk very fast, I like very efficient meetings, I end phone calls before people end their sentences. In my hurry, I take relationships out of my day — or even worse, destroy relationships. Would people be able to say they enjoy my company when

Tamara Dewi Gondo Soerijo

Tamara is CEO of Liberty Society. She loves to write on self-development and startup leadership. Her work immerses her deep in the NGO and social impact world.