I don't know if I can sit through another talk from someone "successful" who says, "just do what you love" or "never give up" or "you have to give it your all".
That's insane. OF COURSE IT SHOULD BE HARD.
Insinuating that people don't succeed because they don't "love what they do" is insulting.
Succeed in research is more than just effort. See my second tweet.
For the record: I watch a ridiculous amount of TV. I play way too many video games. I read for pleasure all the time. I spend time with my kids, my wife, and my friend. And Loki
Rushing a grant is not a good way to get a grant. You need to do this right, and that involves taking care of you.