Here’s a frightening statement. I read this week where a sales manager was berating his staff for missing their sales quotas. He screamed at them, “If your marriage is not in trouble, it’s probably because you are not spending enough time on the road doing your job!”
Okay, now we’ve identified the idiot in the room. How would you respond to that comment from your boss? Is that the price to pay for “success” at work? I hope not! If you’re not making deposits for success in your personal relationships, physical health, and spiritual well-being, no amount of work success will mean anything. Don’t let anyone coerce you into sacrificing your meaningful Life for the temporary gain of work success.
The story is told of a South American tribe that went on a long march, day after day, when all of a sudden they would stop walking, sit down to rest for a while, and then make camp for a couple of days before going any further. They explained that they needed the time of rest so that their souls could catch up with them. (From stories in The Rudder of the Day)
I trust you are feeding your soul as well as a reasonable feeding of your career.
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