Build Your Life and Then Work Around It

Those who are very fortunate in life love their work. The emotions that erupt from personal satisfaction blur between the hours divided from our so called "work" and "private" life.  For those not entirely enamored with the time spent "working" there is a very important step to take that is necessary in ensuring a certain quality of life.  This endeavor was noted in the words of the American Constitution.  It was called "The Pursuit of Happiness".  Happiness for a great many comes from that precious part of our lives we carve out to live and enjoy and smile and relax.  There is a quote I read some time ago that warns of how the vines of "work" will creep into and take over all parts of life if we let it.   It came from a publication released back in the mid 1950's titled Parkinson's Law.  It states that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."  Ah, there it is.  There is the truth as to why so many feel so overwhelmed by work and deserted of personal joy. What happened was that they allowed work to take over.  There is only one way to not allow yourself to get lost in the shuffle.   That is to put you first.  Before work swallows up all the hours and all the days and all of you, take the time to block it off before it disappears.  Far in advance lay claim to the days and hours and time that matter to you.  The birthdays and anniversaries you don't want to miss. The time on vacation.  The time Perspectives - The Power to Change from Within by Randy Taylor of Taylormade Leadership @TheWinnerWithin (Social)with your kids.  The time with each other.  The time to just sit staring into the shimmering reflection of a lake never caring if they bite today or not.  Know this.  If you don't claim to the time that matters to you the world will.  Here is a philosophy that will put you back on the road to the pursuit of happiness.  Build your life and then work around it.  Have an excellent day. Randy Taylor
Taylormade Leadership

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