Yesterday was a hard day for me. Usually on Sunday afternoons, this time of year, I am glued to an Atlanta Falcons game. With the Birds currently undefeated and on a roll, the scheduled bye week was difficult to endure.

The bye week reminded me of the importance of rest. As leaders it is tempting to neglect rest. If you are like me, there is always work to be done, people to be contacted, and projects to be completed.

Sometimes success can make it even harder to value rest. When profits are soaring and numbers are growing, it is easy to stay motivated and work endless hours.

If you want to sustain success, perhaps your most underutilized weapon is rest.

Find some time this week to unplug and recharge. You need it . . . especially if you are winning.



What is your favorite thing to do when you take a break from work?