So people who get used to working 80 hours don’t cut back. Until life cuts them down. Relationships falter, friends go missing, family is a quick kiss as you’re sprinting out the door, and life happens in the margins.
80 hours now, 40 hours later?
Jason Fried

Sadly true. That awakening often takes a tragedy, a health crisis, or a big failure in your personal life.

When we’re working hard, and it seems to going well and paying off, we keep on keeping on. Until we hit that wall.