One week ago we were hiking the mountains in and around Aspen Colorado. It was a glorious getaway surrounded by gorgeous natural beauty. Our MGS (mountain goat son) gave us a glimpse into his new life, living and working in the Roaring Fork Valley. The original plan was to spend a long Labor Day weekend with MGS but he had other plans. Right now he’s in Utah on a kayak and camping trip with friends from work.
It’s all about balance. When working, work your ass off. When you’re not working, make damn sure you truly take time off to pursue whatever you find enjoyable and forget totally about work. Disconnect!!! Leave all of your inconvenient 24/7 devices at home. The emails can wait until you get back.
One of the life lessons I’ve passed along to MSG and his brother RocDoc came in the form of a question. Be brutally honest and ask yourself this:
Do you live to work or do you work to live?