We are a generation of competitive overachievers. We are taught in our families and in our classrooms, from an early age, to drive ourselves to the top and work hard to gain that which we dream and hope will come our way. We seek to outrank and out-earn our neighbors, with no regard as to what those endeavors are actually costing us in the long run.
Is it wrong to have a competitive spirit? No way. Is it bad to push yourself to achieve bigger and better things? Not necessarily. Is there any real harm in pouring your time and sweat into your work? It depends.
The takeaway from all of this…is that it’s all about balance. Climb the ladder of success but stop and look down from time to time. Work hard to earn that paycheck but take a day off here and there to enjoy its benefits. Bring your passion to work with you in the morning, but don’t forget to take it with you when you leave and spread its wealth to other areas of your life, as well.
If this finds you as that individual who is all out of whack, then be encouraged that there is a solution for you! If you are feeling every ounce of the unbalanced weight and seeing the life sucked out of you before your very eyes, know that you are the one in charge of your own scale.
You are supposed to have control over which side gets the heavier distribution and for how long. If you feel bogged down with projects, no free time to spend with your family and friends and can’t even manage to squeeze in that ballgame on tv, then ask yourself these questions. What can I cut out? How can I manage my time more efficiently? Am I avoiding saying ‘no’ to tasks that I have no reason to be accepting?
Maybe there’s a major deadline looming, and your job simply requires that you do nothing but work and sleep for this particular week. Some things are beyond your control. However, you can choose not to make such behavior a habit. You get the ultimate say-so in your list of priorities!
If, however, you’re finding yourself with little say-so in your life and a desire to steer yourself in a new direction yet unsure which path to take, then we’re here to help you find your way. Platinum Resumes exists to instill confidence in individuals who are lacking such and to put them on a path to a job that will allow them to flourish. Call us today and let us help to restore the proper balance to your life!