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?
Refresh, recharge and reflect… Winners know the importance of proper rest and nutrition to be able to compete at the peak levels needed; Winners also know the importance of critically evaluating their performance to help them to be better prepared for the next competition. I know first hand what “burn-out” looks and feels like. Two other related words are retreat & recreate… Remove yourself from the pressure and engage in fun activities with others. Do things that do not require the pressure of “winning”!
Great advice Coach!
Rest, whats that? It seems there is no rest for the weary… Even though when the kids are constantly bickering & it gets on my nerves I still love being with them and doing things with my family. Saturday we worked on rearranging one of the rooms in the house and cleaned as we went. Sunday was a day at Callaway Gardens after church… We had fun together… Does hiking with your family a couple of miles count as rest?
Sounds like a blast to me Jason. Thanks!