Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Life Must Be About Balance

As my vacation is quickly coming to a close, I sat and reflected about how we must take time to play and relax as I watched people go about their activities on the beach. We must take time away from work in order to better do our work. I work hard and I play hard. I never feel guilty about taking my vacation. Life is about balance. You must have both the work and the play.

For those of you who just work all of the time, you need to take some time to play. For those of you who do nothing but play all of the time, you need to work. We must strike a balance. Neither extreme is good. As the old adage goes, "All work and no play makes ____________ a dull _______."  All play and no work has just as serious of ramifications. So let's be sure to keep the balance of life in perspective. If you die tonight, your supervisors and co-workers will mourn your loss briefly, say what a wonderful person you were and put someone in your place to get the job done. In other words the job is going to be there even when you are gone.

For those of you who do nothing but play, you are missing out on the experiences, and the wisdom and knowledge learned from working in a chosen career or vocation. You are missing out on the opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution to the world and the fulfillment only provided by completing an assignment or calling. Take time to work and take time to play. Life must be about balance. I welcome your thoughts in the comment section of the blog and you are invited to follow the Critical Thinker on Twitter @thinkcritical01 and on Tumblr  

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