MVP: Trying harder helps you get more done, but more what and at what cost?
I used to pride myself on how hard I worked. I headed into school as soon as dropped my kids at the babysitters, taught all day, and did my planning and grading after school or in the evening. For three years I coached varsity football and middle school girls’ basketball. The seasons overlapped so there were days I would not get home until 8:00 and still have lessons to plan or work to grade.
However, the long seasons took a toll on my ability to be a good husband and father, and my attitude began to become more negative. Finally, I began cutting back.
Ten years later, I went through the same cycle as a professor at Western Carolina University and Clemson University.
We can work harder, but it isn’t sustainable in the long run, and it comes with a cost to our families, our relationships, and our health.
Today’s intention: Think about the time you give to your work and the impact to has on you. Then think about how that impact carries into your family or other important relationships.
Remember you can sign up for next week’s webinar on escaping the black hole of urgency here. It runs from 7-8 (EST) on March 2nd and it’s free!