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Daily Leadership Thought #72 – Make The Most Of Your Weekends

December 17, 2010

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Weekends matter!

We’ve all heard the saying that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  In my experience working with many people, I believe this to be a true statement.  One-dimensional people are rarely happy.  If you focus all your energy and efforts on work, the other aspects of life will most certainly suffer.  I understand that it can be difficult to compartmentalize things at times, especially as you move up the corporate ladder or your own business takes off.  However, you must fight the temptation to make your career all encompassing.

There is a reason we have the work week and then the weekend.  After a comparatively long and hopefully meaningful week at work, people need to recharge their batteries with other things.  I hope these other things include family, friends, volunteering, some sense of spirituality, hobbies, etc.   Works is not an end in and of itself.   If you truly are passionate about what you are doing, it is also not just a means to an end either.  It is simply an important part of defining who and what you are as an individual at any given point in time.   I encourage you to use your weekends (or other days off) to develop the other parts of yourself.  Dive into this task with vigor and find the additional happiness that already resides within and around you.

Make the most of your weekends!