It's in my blood! I grew up in a family that rewarded it. For many years I believed it was responsible for everything good in my life. I have always put it in my top 3 values and traits. And, I now believe (and it kills me to say so) that I was wrong. In fact, it may be my biggest limitation in achieving both my professional and personal goals. While I have spent years jumping in and working more and harder when things get dicey, I realized now that this hard work ethic has, at times, caused me to:
- Make the wrong prioritizing decisions at times when my health, my family life and my spiritual needs were on the line.
- Become judgmental when others chose differently.
- Measure "hours in play" instead of results.