The old saying ” All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is as true today as it was when it was written. In the past I used Gerber’s statement, ” work on your business instead of in your business”. This refers to the time that a business owner must spent looking at the overall aspects of his business instead of working everyday doing the ” business work”.
To this very important statement I would like to add, “but always leave time to work on yourself”. Working on yourself means taking time to reflect on your personal journey; your family, your spiritual life, your health, your friends, your community and your own, non-business goals.
Success is not measured by wealth alone, as is evident by the many rich people ( sport stars, movie stars, etc) that end up on drugs, losing their fortune or even committing suicide.
Someone once wrote ” if we knew that we had only five minutes to live, we would all be rushing to tell someone that we loved them” . When it’s all said and done, the legacy we leave will best be remembered by those who knew we truly cared about them.
Just as we schedule time for the different aspects of our business we must also schedule time to take care of our family, our spiritual life, our health, our friends and our community.Work these five personal issues in your calendar now and you will not only feel better but your business will improve.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.