Pioneers, creators and trailblazers all have something in common. Without a conscious and continual decision to enjoy life, they can easily misplace the “off” switch.
I know about blazing a trail… I’m always blazing a trail. I’ve been on the edge and pushing some kind of envelope ever since I can remember. Don’t mistake this as bragging. It’s more of a confession. You know what they say, “Admitting it is the first step.” It’s not good to go non-stop. We must take sabbaticals, even if they are brief. I’m not advocating quitting your job or anything, I’m really talking more about backing off on the inside. We need to take some time without the continual pushing.
How do you back off on the inside? Is it even possible?
Yes, it’s possible. But how?
In a recent series on stress-free living, my pastor busted out one of his favorite quotes: “A bow that is continually bent ceases to shoot straight.” At Eagle Mountain (especially in our Media/Arts department) we believe this philosophy. We believe it so much that we have built a system to keep us “shooting straight.”
The system goes something like this:
Work hard, yes, and then breathe. Take time to breathe. Rest. Don’t skip this step. Your life, relationships and health may be riding on it. To ignore this is adding risk that isn’t good or productive. Frankly, it’s a time bomb.
Take time to celebrate accomplishments and victories. Take time to celebrate the people in your life. Take time to celebrate the gift of life. It’s possible. You can do it.