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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Taking Breaks

The only way for an individual to master a craft or to truely succeed in his or her desired field of interest, is to be consistent. Taking breaks can also be an essential factor in the equation. Why? There are a few reasons. Pull up a chair, grab an ice cold glass of lemonade, and come join me when you're ready to start reading.

Ready? Okay..... Let's begin. So now you are asking yourself how taking breaks is going to help you succeed. It just sounds like needless slacking....a practice for the lazy, and the undisciplined. Well, if abused it sure're right. If breaks are taken tactfully, they can increase the level of motivation in workers. They can renew vigor, drive, ambition, creativity, passion, and even reverse symptoms of burnout.

Sometimes, breaks can be as shorts as 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes. Other times they can be for days, weeks or even one or two months(like in the case of pro bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman after the 2003 and 2004 Mr. Olympia contests). These breaks renew the drive and hunger of champions. This is when the fire starts burning and the planning begins, while the other obsessive workaholic types who just can't take a day off, are hating their jobs and their lives, and running themselves into the ground.

I would have my head buried miles deep in sand if I were to say that the workaholics, did not climb the ladder(often very rapidly), or recieve promotions. What I will say, is that the individual who falls just short of a workaholic(the man or woman who can take a scheduled rest), is the one who usually ends up first at the finish line.....and in better health. Just think of the tortoise and the hare story.

Well, you get the point. Work your tails off, but leave time to take some time for yourself....and if someone won't give it to you, take it from them! That's life. Blunt reality at its finest. Sign the contract, become a slave....but only if you agree to the terms and conditions. May all of your endeavors be fruitful and fulfilling. I wish you all the best! Take care everyone!!!

See you next time!!!

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